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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Fred Jimmy Avant, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Mr. Avant was born in Hillsboro, Georgia a son of the late Fred and Evelyn Frances Key Avant, was a member of Union Baptist Church and attended the Jackson County Senior Center. Mr. Avant first retired as a Dairy Farmer and then again from the State of Georgia as a Correctional Officer. Mr. Avant is preceded by his wife, Rhonda Eubanks Avant and a brother, Jerry Avant.
Survivors include daughters, Tina M. Collins and her husband Barry of Braselton, Beth Justus of Habersham, Amy Meeler and her husband Starr of Bishop. Sister, Carolyn Rossee and her husband Jack of Eatonton. Grandchildren, Jacob and Abbigail Collins, Blake and Ashley Justus, Bry, Gracie, Leyton Meeler and Sue Reeves.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 13, 2017 from the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Williams and Reverend Tony Powers officiating with burial to follow at 3:00 P.M. in Eatonton Memorial Park, Eatonton, Georgia.. Gentlemen honored as pallbearers are Daniel Brown, Alex Brown, Joe Rossee, Chris Hewette, Tim Nipper and Jason Justus. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 2:00 - 4:00, and 6:00 8:00 P.M., Thursday, January 12, 2017.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Marys Hospice House, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604 or the American Kidney Fund at www.kidneyfund.org
Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.
Online condolences at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com
Published on January 11, 2017
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