Mr. H. Neil Evans, Sr., 77, of Locust Grove, Ga., passed away Sept. 21, 2011. Neil was born in College Park, to the late Jesse Howard and Mary Frances Johnson Evans. He was preceded in death by a son, H. Neil Evans, Jr. and a sister, JoAnne Evans. He served his country in the United States Army and was of the graduating class of Mercer University in 1956. Neil owned College Park Furniture Company for 47 years and was a member of Luella Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Survivors include his wife, Sam Evans; sons, Thomas and Jefferson Evans, both of Riverdale; step-daughters, Melanie (Raymond) Chandler, of Locust Grove, Gwen (William) Masters, of New Orleans, La.; grandchildren, Jessica (Chris) Dameron, of Covington, Ky., Amanda (Wesley) Brown, of Brooks, Quinton Chandler, of Athens; great-grandchildren, Savannah and Alexander Jay Dameron; uncle, Rev. Charles J. (Adele) Evans, of Rome; niece, Lee S. (Steve) Fincher, of Jonesboro.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Pastor Dave Riley will officiate. Interment will follow at Riverdale Baptist Cemetery. Friends may visit the family Sunday from 2 p.m., to 4 p.m., and 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Ga. 30253, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.