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Evelyn F. Mays: Oct. 14, 2018

AMERICUS — Evelyn F. Mays, 91, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at Magnolia Manor in Americus.  She was born Nov. 8, 1926, in Bear Creek, Ala., to the late Walter G. Frederick and Nellie Lauderdale Frederick.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. With her passing, a great void will be felt by so many.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at Williams Road Church of Christ in Americus with Keith Wishum and Jack Frederick officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Americus.

Being a founding member of the Church of Christ in Americus, she loved her church and her church family. She worked in retail until she retired, having a grocery store in Preston. Upon retirement, she and her husband, J.D., moved to Lanark Village, Fla. She was an avid fisherman and there were many great memories of fishing trips shared with family and friends. A great cook, specializing in cakes, she had standing orders on holidays;  hummingbird cake was the local favorite. Her greatest talent was making friends and sharing her love for her Lord with others. Entertaining friends and family was a great joy to her.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Debra Adams of Preston; and a daughter, Glenda Lowe of Americus. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Mays; son, Glenn Adams; grandsons, Clay Adams and Dustin Adams; and son-in-law, Bobby Lowe.

The family would like to thank Williams Road Church of Christ family, Magnolia Manor, Phoebe-Sumter Hospice, Linda Gaither, Lynn Dlubac, especially granddaughter Dixie Rouse, and nieces Karen Sampson and Beverly Fredrick for the extra care and love you expressed to her.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to: Stewart-Webster Cancer Fund, 6381 Hamilton St., Preston GA 31824, or to Raintree Village, 3757 Johnson Road, Valdosta GA 31601.

You may sign the online guestbook at www.greghancockfuneralchapel.com.

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.