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Mr. Howard Merk

June 24, 1936 ~ December 21, 2017 (age 81)

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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Howard Merk, age 81 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  Mr. Merk was born in Jefferson, Georgia a son of the late Claud and Jurell Garrison Merk, was a member of the Jefferson First United Methodist Church, and was a dedicated Firefighter for the Georgia Forestry Commission, retiring after thirty years of service, and also retired from the Jackson County School Bus Shop.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Merk is preceded by brothers Grady and Lewis Merk and a son in law, Dennis Bullock. 

Howard was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, he is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Emmagene Fleeman Merk, four daughters, Yvonne Hudgins, Leigh Gholston and her husband Curtis, Jan Randall and her husband David, Curtis Jean Bullock, and a sister Claudine Merk.  Six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. 

Funeral services will be held 3:00 P.M. Friday, December 22, 2017 from the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Reverend Gene Carlin officiating with burial to follow in Woodbine Cemetery.  Gentlemen honored as pallbearers are Kim Ketchem, David Randall, Curtis Gholston, Hopper Alexander, Roger Hill and Ray Anderson.  Honorary pallbearers are Jerry and Joe Merk.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday, December 21, 2017. 

The family wishes to offer a special thanks to nephews, Dutch Alexander and Jerry Merk.


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

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 Service Information

December 21, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Evans Funeral Home
1350 Winder Highway
Jefferson, GA 30549

Funeral Service
December 22, 2017

3:00 PM
Chapel of Evans Funeral Home
1350 Winder Hwy
Jefferson, GA 30549

Interment following funeral service
December 22, 2017

Woodbine Cemetery
147 Athens Street
Jefferson, GA 30549

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