Evelyn Long Black, of Stockbridge, passed away on Dec. 18, 2012. She was predeceased by husband, Samuel P. Black, of Jonesboro. She is survived by children, Donna Goins (Wade), Paula Stewart (John), Samuel P. Black III (Cindy), Robert Black (Carrie), Carol Storey (Sonny), Charles Black (Carole) and loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Tara Garden Chapel in Jonesboro on Friday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33607.

Tara Garden Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 681 North Avenue, Jonesboro, Ga. 30236, 770-471-7171.