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Rosemary King Evans

November 16, 1924 — November 30, 2018

On November 30, 2018, Rosemary King Evans, passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family at Monroe County Hospital. She was born on November 16, 1924, in Forsyth, Georgia, daughter of Wiley Gwin and Mary Goggans King. She married the love of her life Howell Dexter (Bubber) Evans, June 29, 1945, and had 57 fulfilling years together until his death in 2002.  She was preceded in death by her son, Curtis McKenney Evans and her brothers, Wiley Gwin King, Jr., and Joseph William King. She received a Bachelor of Science from Tift College in 1957, the Librarian's Certificate from the Woman's College of Georgia in 1963, a Master of Library Education from the University of Georgia in 1972, and a Postgraduate in Library Education from the University of Georgia in 1975. Mrs. Evans always had a love for learning and reading as was evident in her choice of careers. She taught elementary school in Forsyth and also served as librarian at Mary Persons High School, and in 1966, she was named Star Teacher. She was Catalog Librarian at Tift College, Head Librarian at Stratford Academy in Macon, Head Librarian and Assistant Professor at Gordon Junior College in Barnesville. Mrs. Evans, a member of the Georgia State Board Certification of Librarians, also served as the Chairman of the Regents' Academy Committee of Libraries with the State Board of Regents. She was a member of Monroe County Hospital Authority for many years and served as chairman from 1994-1998.   She was a member of the Monroe County Library Board, the American Library Association, the Southeastern Library Association, and the Georgia Library Association, and a member of Forsyth Book Club. As a published author, Mrs. Evans wrote a cookbook, Backhome Cuisine, and a children’s book, The Christmas Tree Farm. She was a long-time member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Smarr, where she taught Sunday School and served on several boards throughout the years. Known as Mimi by her family, Mrs. Evans is survived by her son, Joseph William Evans, III, and his wife Raena: granddaughters Liz Evans Corbett and her husband Shawn, and Bonita Evans Martin and her husband Richard, and great-grandchildren McKenney, Michael, and Grace Ann Corbett, and Effie and Peyton Evans, and Bud, Maggie, and Amelia Martin. Visitation will be held at the home of Joe and Raena Evans in Smarr on Sunday, December 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Forsyth City Cemetery on Monday, Dec. 3, at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Keith Harris and Rev. Claire Yoder will officiate. Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to Mt. Zion United Methodist, 40 Rumble Road, Forsyth, GA 31029. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.    
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Monday, December 3, 2018

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