Mary Evans, 91, of Morris Chapel, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Savannah.
She was born in Wright, Tenn., the daughter of the late William Ernest and Mysia Anna Taylor Erwin. She was united in marriage to Roy Edward Evans, who preceded her in death.
Mary was born and raised in the Coffee Landing area of Hardin County. During World War II she was a switchboard phone operator in Memphis. In the 1960s Mary and her husband were self-employed business owners of the Evans’ Grocery Store. She also worked for Brown Shoe Company and was a substitute teacher for the Hardin County Board of Education. Mary was a member of Morris Chapel Baptist Church and Crump First Baptist Church. She was president of the Women Mission Union, member of Sunday School Board, Brotherhood Commission, Women’s Missionary Union of the SBC and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW 8778. She received the Christian Training Diploma in July of 1965 of the Sunday School Board of the SBC and the New Church Study Course in 1973.
Memorial services were held on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Morris Chapel Baptist Church in Morris Chapel with Mike Moore officiating.
She is survived by one son, Don Evans of Morris Chapel; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Kate Pickens of Crump; and two brothers, Ray Othel (Cully) Erwin of Morris Chapel and Fred Erwin of Adamsville.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Royce Neal Evans; one brother, James Henry Erwin; and two sisters, Lavella (Bell) Erwin Reynolds and Dora Dean Erwin Butler.