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Mary (Dixon) Evans

October 17, 1924 ~ March 31, 2017 (age 92)

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Taylor Funeral Home of Gibson announces the death and funeral services Mrs. Mary Dixon Evans, age 92 of Forest, VA, who died Friday, March 31, 2017.

Graveside services will be held 11:30 AM Saturday, April 15, 2017 in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Avera, GA with Rev. Tommy Harwell officiating.

Mary was born in Glascock County, GA on October 17, 1924, and was the daughter of Cyrus Hubert Dixon and Zulene Williams.  She received a BS from Georgia State College for Women and a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from Emory University.  She also met and married John S. Evans, Jr. while at Emory.  While her husband was completing requirements for a Ph. D. at the University of Tennessee, she was employed as a research chemist by the Agricultural laboratory at the university.  After moving to Williamsburg with her husband, she was employed as a research chemist by Dow Chemical Co. When Dow moved the research laboratory to Anderson, SC, she became a hostess at Colonial Williamsburg. 

Mrs. Evans was preceded in death by her husband and her daughter, Frances Elizabeth Evans and is survived by daughter, Mary Jane Adkins (Daniel Adkins); son, John S. Evans, III. (Dana Dupree Evans); grandchildren, Dr. Joshua David Evans (Erin Lewis Evans), Laura Elizabeth Evans and John Daniel Evans and great grandson, Everett Stanton Evans.

The Evans family will receive friends 10:30 until 11:00 AM at the funeral home prior to the graveside service. You may sign the family’s person guest book online at 

Taylor Funeral Home and cremation care of Gibson is in Charge of arrangements. 

 Service Information

April 15, 2017

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Taylor Funeral Home-Gibson
57 College Place
Gibson, Georgia 30810

Graveside Service
April 15, 2017

11:30 AM
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Avera, Georgia

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