Guy Evans, 85, of Arp, Georgia, died Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at Harris House in Fitzgerald, Georgia.
Funeral services will be held 4 PM, Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Arp Baptist Church in Irwin County, Georgia, with the Rev. Ray Johnson and the Rev. Tommy Land, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services in the sanctuary of Arp Baptist Church.
Mr. Evans was born November 8, 1937, in Ben Hill County, Georgia, to the late Rudy J. & Datie Mae Owens Evans. He was a graduate of Irwin County High School and was a member of the 1955 State Runner-up Basketball Team. He attended South Georgia College and Truett-McConnell College and served his country honorably in the National Guard. Mr. Evans was a lifelong farmer and loved working the land. He was a member of the National Farmers Organization and was honored several times by the Georgia Peanut Moneymakers Club for his peanut yields. He enjoyed classic cars, bee keeping, and playing golf. He helped with the family business, Evans Pecan Company in Rochelle, for many years as well. Mr. Evans was a member of Arp Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and was proud of the fact that his father was one of the founding members.
He is survived by his son, Jason & Christi Evans of Arp; grandchildren: Anna Evans and Nathan Evans; mother of his children, Elise Cleghorn Arthur of Ocilla; a sister-in-law, Karyl Evans of Gainesville as well as several nieces. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Alan Evans; brothers and a sister-in-law: Bobby & Deanie Evans and Ronnie Evans.