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Judy Tibbetts Evans

Died May 30, 2005
The Dallas New Era, Dallas Ga.
June 9, 2005
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Judy Tibbetts Evans Passes May 30, 2005

Tifton, Georgia - Judy Tibbetts Evans, age 58 of Tifton, Georgia, formerly of Waynesville, North Carolina and Douglas, Georgia passed away Monday, May 30, 2005 at her residence after a courageously fought seven-year battle with breast cancer.

A Memorial Requiem Eucharist was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at St. Anne's Episcopal Church with The Reverends H. Jacoba Hurst and Nancy Mills officiating. A private committal ceremony was held to celebrate Ms. Evan's life in her beloved North Carolina Mountains.

She was born February 18, 1947 in Atlanta, Georgia to Harrison Eugene Tibbetts of Tifton and the late Jewell Hunt Tibbetts. She had lived in Tifton for four years and formerly lived in Waynesville, N. C. and Douglas, Georgia. She graduated from Mercer University, Macon in 1969 with a bachelor of science in sociology. While at Mercer, she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority.

She was executive director of the Coffee Alliance for the Arts from 1995-2000, where she planned, implemented and raised funds for art exhibitions and musical and theatrical performances. She held a special interest in providing arts opportunities for children. She knew and understood 18th Century architecture, decorating and gardens. She shared her considerable knowledge of interior design, cooking and catering with friends, family and community.

Love of flowers were evident in her yard, floral arrangements, and library. She was highly experienced in the design and maintenance of formal herb and flower gardens. Her most recent projects included assisting with the creation of The French Market in Ashburn and the renovation of a 1930's cottage in the Tifton Historic District. She tirelessly volunteered throughout the Douglas community, including in the schools, civic groups, business community and churches. Judy always made everyone that she met feel unique and special.

Survivors in additions to her father, include two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer Evans Versch and Werner Versch, II, Midlothian, VA and Mary Amelia Evans Carver and Corey Carver, Douglas; two brothers and sisters-in-law, G. W. and Christine Tibbetts, Tifton and Bob and Clair Tibbetts, Zionsville, IN; one sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Bill Daniel, Jacksonville, FL; one grandson, David W. Versch, Midlothian, VA; six aunts and numerous nieces, nephews and special and wonderful friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Coffee Alliance for the Arts, P.O. BOX 2823, Douglas, GA 31534; St Anne's Episcopal Church Needlepoint Fund, P. O. BOX 889, Tifton, GA 31793 or American Cancer Society - Breast Cancer Res-earch, P.O. BOX 7514 Tifton, GA 31793.

Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors-Tiftarea Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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