Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Emmagene Fleeman Merk, age 86, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest on Friday, October 2, 2020. Mrs. Merk was the daughter of the late Pansy Davis Alexander and Clifford Fleeman. Mrs. Merk was a member of Jefferson First United Methodist Church, worked as a Fire Tower Lookout at Fort Yargo State Park, and then for many years at Pansy’s Daycare, the first licensed daycare in Jackson County. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Merk is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Howard Merk, her brothers Timothy Fleeman, Jimmy Fleeman, Charles Fleeman, Dickie Fleeman, Byron Alexander, and son-in-law Dennis Bullock. Emmagene was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Mrs. Merk is survived by her four daughters Yvonne Hudgins, Leigh Gholston and her husband Curtis, Jan Randall and her husband David, Curtis Jean Ousley and her husband Tom, and a brother John Alexander. Six grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 2:30 PM in the Woodbine Cemetery with Chaplain Eric Buffington officiating. Gentlemen honored as pallbearers are David Randall, Curtis Gholston, Hopper Alexander, Jacob Randall, Drew Ledford, and Cole Ledford. Honorary pallbearers are Dutch Alexander and Kim Ketchem.
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