Evelyn Conaway (10-3-15) service 10-6-15

Evelyn Cossey Keel Conaway was born in Savannah on May 4, 1928, the daughter of the late Arthur and Sula Mae Lynch Cossey.
On Oct. 4, 1947, she was united in marriage to Elvin Lawrence Keel, who preceded his wife in death on Jan. 23, 1973. On March 19, 1983 she was united in marriage to Gilbert Claude Conaway, who preceded her in death on June 29, 2008.
Mrs. Conaway was raised in White’s Creek community, she lived in Hardin County all of her life except for 10 years in Chicago, Illinois. While living in Chicago she worked at I.S. Berlin Company. Mrs. Conaway retired from Pickwick State Park Inn. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and a member of the Hardin County Republican Women.
Mrs. Conaway loved the Lord, her family, friends and church family. She was known as great granny who loved going to gospel singings. She enjoyed traveling on big tour buses, going to as many states she could and collecting souvenir spoons while enjoying the sites. She and papa enjoyed camping, gardening and fishing; family and friends enjoyed eating fish they caught and cooked. If she wasn’t cooking, she was working in her flower garden and yard. She always had some type of project going. She was always ready to lend a helping hand when ever asked, and most of the time before she was asked.
Mrs. Conaway departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 3, in Savannah at the age of 87 years, 4 months and 29 days.
She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Keel Benson of Savannah; two grandchildren, Brian Benson of Florence, Alabama and Rhonda Michael of Savannah; six great-grandchildren, Claudia Michael, Will Michael and Ryan Cade Michael, all of Savannah, Hannah Benson, Anna Kate Benson and Sophie Benson, all of Florence, Alabama; and two sisters, Bernice Mae White of Savannah and Jane Aumack of Bristol, Indiana.
Mrs. Conaway was also preceded in death by one infant son; one brother, Berlon (Bodie) Cossey; and two sisters, Lucille Austin and Edith Bevis.
Services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Bro. Jimmy Kelly and Paul Weaver officiating. Burial followed in White’s Creek Cemetery at Savannah.

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