Floy Ophelia James Evans

Published 6:00 am Monday, December 18, 2006

Services for Floy Ophelia James Evans, of Sontag, are 2 p.m.Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello withburial in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Sontag.

Visitation is today from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Evans, 99, died Dec. 16, 2006, at Lawrence County NursingHome. She was born on Aug. 18, 1907, to William James and MinnieJohnson James.

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She was a homemaker. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Churchand a former member of Nola Baptist Church. She was a loving anddevoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother andgreat-great-grandmother. She loved sewing for her family, quilting,gardening and cooking. All who knew her knew of her love for herLord.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, RankinJames Evans; and nine brothers and three sisters.

Survivors are her son, James Paul Evans, of Sontag; herdaughters, Mrs. Gene (Evelyn) Tucker Griffith, of Jackson, and Mrs.Raymond (Sylvith) Fortenberry, of Silver Creek; her 12grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and sixgreat-great-grandchildren.