Frances Evans (10-18-18) service 10-21-18
Frances Ilene Evans, 94, of Atlanta, formerly of Crump, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 18.
Frances Burks Evans was born in Hardin County to Maude Duren and Troy Burks on Dec. 29, 1923. She married John L. Evans on April 18, 1944.
Fran Evans earned an Associates Degree from Memphis Business College. She was one of thousands of women who worked as a riveter on B25 and B17 Bombers used in World War II at the Memphis, Tennessee Aircraft Division owned by General Motors. Fran later began working for General Motors as the purchasing agent in Doraville, Georgia. Fran worked for GM for 39 years before retiring. She was an avid gardener and was a founding member of Hillcrest Garden Club. Fran enjoyed square dancing and traveling with North Peachtree Baptist Church Seniors Group. She attended Skyland Methodist Church in Chamblee, Georgia.
Fran Evans is preceded in death by her husband, John L. Evans; her mother, Maude Duren Adkins; her father, Troy Burks; and long-time companion, Alton Davis.
Fran Evans is survived by her four children, Robin Evans, Mark and Paula Evans, Wendy Evans Titelman, and Tim and Beverley Evans. Fran is also survived by her brother, Dan Adkins. She dearly loved her eight grandchildren, Dawn Evans, Amanda Evans, Derek Evans, Molly Gent, Alexandra Titelman Berger, Jennifer Titelman, Emily Reese and Philip Evans. Fran has five great-grandchildren, Basia Gaskey, Finn Gent, Scarlett Gent, Jake Gent and Ryleigh Reese.
A graveside service was held on Sunday, Oct. 21, at Crump Cemetery with Thad Calton officiating.