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Mrs. Joan Whitmire (Wilson)

May 14, 1938 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 81)

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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Joan Whitmire (Wilson), age 81 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, May 7, 2020.  Mrs. Whitmire was born in Jefferson, Georgia, one of eleven children to the late Paul and Kate McDougald Whitmire, was a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church and was retired from Walmart Corporation and was formerly a retail sales clerk with Tabo’s Grocery in Jefferson for many years.  In addition to her parents, Joan is preceded by her husband, Preston Wilson, and a son, Mark Wilson.  Sisters; Peggy Tolbert, Mildred Youmans, Pat Carter and Bobbi Watts.  Brothers; Lewis, Simon, Bill, Charlie, Jimmy, and Mike Whitmire.

Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Edwards and her husband Rob of Jefferson, Granddaughter, Katie Garner and her husband Stanley of Jefferson and one great grandchild, Willow Garner along with many nieces and nephews.  

Private graveside services will be held from the Oconee Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Eric Shelton officiating.  Gentlemen honored as pallbearers are Hunter Reynolds, John, Jeff, Wendell, Wade and Shane Whitmire.   Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair and because of the Coronavirus outbreak, observe the State of Georgia recommended safe social distancing of six feet. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Maysville Baptist Church Music Department, 8875 Highway 82 Spur, Maysville, Georgia  30558.

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

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Private Services

Oconee Baptist Church Cemetery
4554 Highway 82 North
Commerce, GA 30529


Maysville Baptist Church Music Department
8875 Highway 82 Spur, Maysville GA 30558

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