John Smith Evans


Mr. John Smith "JS" Evans, Jr, age 84, of Rydal, GA, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Floyd Medical Center.

He was born in the Folsom Community, June 11, 1934, son of the late John Smith Evans, Sr. and Emily Cook Evans. Mr. Evans was of the Baptist Faith. He a veteran of the United States Army, a mechanic for several years, and retired from the Gordon County Road Department. He enjoyed fishing and loved his family. Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his sisters, Fannie Lou Hall and Nellie Joe Cochran; brothers,  Roy Acuff Evans and Raymond Evans.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Betty Jean Evans; children, Harry and Angie Evans, Darlene and Randy Evans, Janice and Ricky Milner, Timothy and Becky Evans and Mark and Jaye Evans; grandchildren Brandon Evans, Chris and Jennifer Evans, Jason and Amanda Evans, Josh and Brandi Evans, Emily Evans, Justin and Cassidy Evans, Lauren Milner, and Ricky Milner; 6 great-grandchildren;  brothers Dow Evans, Jerry Evans, Fred Evans, and Tony Evans; sisters, Octavia Clark, Frances Withrow, and Bobbie White; several nieces and nephews.

 Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Barton Funeral Home, Adairsville, with Reverends Larry Hibberts, Andrew Hight, and Gregg Free officiating. Interment will follow in the Glade Cemetery, Adairsville.  Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Brandon Evans, Chris Evans, Jason Evans, Josh Evans, Justin Evans, and Ricky Milner. Honorary pallbearers will be Lauren Milner, Emily Evans, Robert Helton, Lavone Evans, Stanley Evans, and Don Law.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Barton Funeral Home, Adairsville.

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 R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, is in charge of funeral arrangements for Mr. John Smith “JS” Evans, Jr.