Patsy NeSmith Evans, 69, of Ellijay, andormerly of Bainbridge, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at her residence. The funeral service was 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Morningside Baptist Church with Dr. Kenneth Cloud officiating. Interment followed at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Mrs. Evans was born April 19, 1940, in Thomas County, Ga., the daughter of Fred and Nannie Hardin NeSmith. She was a graduate of Thomasville High School, class of 1958, and was a retired administrative coordinator for the Decatur County Health Department. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Ellijay where she was active in the Chancel Choir. She was preceded in death by her husband, E. Bobby Evans. Survivors include her two sons, Steve Evans and his wife Kim of Columbus, Richard Evans of Atlanta; her daughter, Gina Evans Putman and her husband Mike of Ellijay her brother, Norman NeSmith of Thomasville; and three grandchildren, Rachel Evans, Laura Leigh Putman and Katie Putman. Online visitors may sign the guest register at — Ivey Funeral Home

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