Mr. James Edward Evans, 57, of Baxley passed away Nov. 3 at Appling Healthcare after a sudden illness.
Mr. Evans was born Jan. 7, 1965, in Jeff Davis County to the late Harvey Edward Evans and the late Zellair Pearl Lairsey Evans. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Mr. Evans was employed by Appling Healthcare as a paramedic for 20 twenty years. He also worked for AirEvac for 10 years. He was greatly respected by his colleagues and community for his years of service to Appling and surrounding counties.
Survivors include his wife, Rena Evans of Baxley; daughter, Brandi (Richie) Davis of Surrency; sons, Kyle (Marlesa) Evans and Kevin (Michelle) Vaughn both of Baxley; sisters, Martha Ray of Snipesville, Margaret Hernadez of Hazlehurst and Annette Greene of Baxley; brothers, Ted Hartley and Donald Ray Partin both of Hazlehurst; 10 grandchildren; and a special fur baby, Lulu.
Services were held Nov. 5 at Friendship Congregational Christian Church with the Rev. Bobby Lairsey and the Rev. Fred Anderson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Richie Davis, Dusty Bruce, Jim Lawrence, Robert Pearce, Ja Walker and David Gay.
Honorary pallbearers were the Appling EMS, EMA, AirEvac, employees of Appling Healthcare, Appling Sheriff’s Office and Baxley Police Department.
Swain Funeral Home was in charge.