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Evelyn Upshaw Willis

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July 13, 2021

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Evelyn Upshaw Willis, 91, of Macon, died Tuesday, July 13. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 17, at 2:00 p.m. at New Salem Baptist Church. The Reverend Eddie Windham officiated. The family greeted friends Friday, July 16, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel. Burial was held at New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery following the service.

Daughter of the late Frank and Lemmer Roberts Upshaw, Mrs. Willis loved her family. She also loved to crochet, embroidery, sewing, and dress making. Mrs. Willis is preceded in death by her husband, Riley Augustus Willis.

Mrs. Willis is survived by her children, Johnny Willis, Sandra (Roy) Mason, and Paula (Terry) Nation, all of Jones County; stepdaughter, Patsy Gerard of Bibb County; grandchildren, Angela Willis and Christy (James) Weeks of Jones County, Machelle (Andy) Bell of Macon, Melissa (Joshua) Truluck of Gray, Johnathan (Amanda) Willis, Chad Willis, and Brandon Tucker, all of Jones County; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Hart’s Jones County Chapel, Hart’s Mortuary and Cremation Center, 307 Pecan Lane, Gray, GA 31032, had charge of the arrangements.