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Evelyn Fender

November 14, 1939 — November 12, 2018

Nahunta – Evelyn Riggins Fender, 78, of Nahunta passed away Monday morning (November 12, 2018) at her residence after an extended illness.

Born in Blackshear, GA her parents were Charlie Riggins and Louise Lynn Riggins.

Mrs. Evelyn was a school bus driver for Brantley County Board of Education and loved spending time with her family. She also enjoyed cooking, fishing, and traveling.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Jimmy Fender of Nahunta; her son and daughter-in-law, Mike & Barbara Fender of Nahunta; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa & Doug McEntyre of St. Augustine, FL; 4 grandchildren, Christina Trussell of Nahunta, Jayme Hall (Jason) of Brunswick, Candace McEntyre of St. Augustine, FL, and Stephen McEntyre of St. Augustine, FL; 12 great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Curtis Riggins (Jean) of Burlington, NC; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara Roberts of Lake George, Linda Holton (Chuck) of Lake George, and Pam Raulerson (Kenny)of Brunswick; and also several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon (November 17, 2018) at 3PM at the Chapel of Frye Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Savery and Rev. Trey Keene. The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the service from 2PM -3PM at Frye Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Smyrna Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Barksdale, Jeff Barksdale, Shawn Riggins, Randy Lynn, Sam Moody, and Wes Lynn.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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