Evelyn Swain Gay

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 14, 2012

Services for Evelyn Swain Gay, 89, a resident of Thomasville, Ga., will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Gatlin Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. Don Prevatt will officiate and interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Gay passed away, Jan. 12, 2012, at Camellia Gardens.

Born Sept. 16, 1922, in Creswell, she was the daughter of the late P.T. Swain and Vida Midyette Swain. She was married to Edward W. Gay Sr. for 54 years, who preceded her in death. Survivors include her children, Eddie “Lucky” Gay and wife Debra of Tallahassee, Fla., Michael Gay and wife Roberta of Lilburn, Ga.; grandchildren, Edi, Robert, John Edward, Kathryn, Eve, John, Jennifer, Jonathon, Vanessa, Tina, Brian, Gina and David; great-grandchildren, Max, Natalie, Luke, Kimberly, Loren, Andrew, Emily, John Daniel, Molly, Christopher, Davis, Andrew and Taylor; brothers and sisters, Walt Swain and wife Tillie of Washington, Lee Swain and wife Mary Alice of Plymouth, Earnest Swain and wife Kay of Zachary, La., Mike Swain and wife Marlene of King Salmon, Alaska, Jane Everton and husband Jay of Virginia Beach, Va., Paula Bass and husband Standley of Springhope, Lorna Sheppard and husband Billy of Belhaven, and Lois Smith and husband Ronnie of Ahoskie; sisters-in-law, Lillian Swain and Jackie Swain both of Plymouth, lifelong best friends, Jeanne Giddens, Sherry Giddens and Tharon Giddens Jr. and wife Donna. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Gay Davis, great-grandson, Josiah, brothers and sister, J.D. Swain, Eddie Swain, Sonya Hardison and best friend Tharon Giddens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gatlin Creek Baptist Church, 2031 Gatlin Creek Road, Thomasville, GA 31757 or Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center, 919 S. Broad St., Thomasville, GA 31792. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Guests may sign the online register at www.allenfh.com. Arrangements are by Allen & Allen Funeral Home, Thomasville, Ga.