9/19/12 — Etha O. Jackson Evans

Funeral services for Mrs. Etha O.  Jackson Evans, age 92, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Wednesday,  September 19, 2012 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Parks and  Rev. Thaddeus Ashby officiating. 

Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Tullahoma. 

Visitation with the family will be from  5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, September 18 at the funeral home. 

Mrs. Evans passed away Saturday at  United Regional Medical Center in Manchester.


Mrs. Evans was born in Phil Campbell,  AL, the daughter of the late Columbus T. and Ruth Fannin Jackson. 

Mrs. Evans married her late husband,  L.A. Evans in 1943 after moving from Alabama to Coffee County in the late  1930s.  They were married for over  60 years until he passed away in 2000.  She retired as a seamstress from Eden Industries in the early 1990’s and  was also employed at Pajama Corporation of America.  She attended St. Paul’s United Methodist  Church, where she and her husband were founding members.  Her many hobbies included gardening,  reading, church activities, activities with Senior Citizens, cooking, and  spending time with her family and grandchildren.


In addition to her parents and her  husband, Mrs. Evans was also preceded in death by one son, Randall L. Evans; one  brother, Alfred Jackson; and one sister, Ila Woodard. 

She is survived by one son, Terry W.  (Carol) Evans of Oak Ridge, TN; one daughter, Glenda G. (Larry) Floyd of  Manchester; a daughter-in-law, Marta Evans of California; one brother, Roy  Eugene “Boots” (Ruth) Jackson of Murfreesboro; four grandchildren, Maranda Evans  of Columbus, OH, Aftin (Jonathan) Croft and Justin Parson, both of Manchester,  and Jonathan Evans of Oak Ridge; one great grandchild, Kinsleigh Croft; and  several nieces and nephews and a host of loving  friends.


The family would like to thank St. Paul  United Methodist Church members and many other friends and neighbors who  provided help and friendship for many years. 

The family would request memorial  donations be made to the Multi County Cancer Support Network, Box 225,  Winchester, TN  37398.


Manchester Funeral Home is honored to  serve the Evans family.