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Mr. Edward Franklin Wilkes

January 17, 1939 ~ June 17, 2017 (age 78)

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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Edward Franklin Wilkes, age 78 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, June 17, 2017.  Mr. Wilkes was born in Danielsville, Georgia, a son of the late Junious Edd Wilkes and the late Audrey Floyd Wilkes, was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and was a retired truck driver.  In addition to his parents Mr. Wilkes is preceded by a brother, Samuel Wilkes, grandson, Justin Lee Cannon, and two infant sons, Jonathan Lee Wilkes and Steven Alan Wilkes.


Survivors include Mr. Wilkes wife, Patricia Abraham Wilkes of Jefferson, daughter Susan Cannon of Jefferson, Son, Mike Wilkes of Jefferson.  Two brothers, James and George Wilkes of Jefferson, two sisters, Clarice Wilkes of Jefferson, and Sara Ann Strickland of Waycross.  Grandchildren, Abi Wilkes, and Danny Lee Cannon, and great grandchildren, Alexis, Jamey and Emily.

Graveside memorial services will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, June 25, 2017 in the Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery .  The family will receive friends in the Church Fellowship Hall beginning at 1:00 P.M. and after the service.


Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.

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