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Sylva - George Dillard Evans, Jr., 61 of Sylva passed away Friday, January 3, 2014. A native of Jackson County, he was born, December 1, 1952, son of the late George D. and Arline Fowler Evans. He was also preceded in death by his cousin, Jackie McIntosh.
George was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sylva and had attended Central United Methodist Church in Asheville. Living most of his adult life at 20 Amherst Road, Biltmore Forest, George returned to Sylva in 2008. At that time, he and his brother, Edgar H. Evans began regularly attending Victory Baptist Church.
Gifted in art, George created a number of oil paintings which will be cherished by his family.
He is survived by his twin brother, Edgar of the home; nieces, Delma Jo Summers of Knoxville, TN and Karene B. Frazier of Asheville and many nieces and nephews including Hilda F. Leonard of Kings Mountain, Janelle F. Krull of Boone and Bill Fowler of Sylva.
A private funeral service will be held in the chapel of Morris Funeral Home, 304 Merrimon Avenue with Pastors Benny Bagwell and Rusty Wolfrey officiating. Private interment will be held at Calvary Episcopal Churchyard, Fletcher.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Victory Baptist Church, 278 Victory Church Road, Sylva, NC 28779.
Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent through the website www.morrisfamilyfuneralhome.com
Morris Funeral Home
304 Merrimon Avenue Asheville, NC 28801
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 5, 2014