Services for Evelyn Bates George were held Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 11 a. m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Randy Caldwell and Rev. Tommy Jones officiating.  Burial followed in Big Oak Cemetery in Kemper County.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. George, 91, of DeKalb, MS, died Monday, January 15, 2018, at John C. Stennis Memorial Hospital in DeKalb, MS.

A native of the Forestdale Community of Neshoba County, she was a resident of Kemper County for most of her adult life.  She retired as a Quality Control Inspector from Alply Industries in DeKalb.  Mrs. George was a member of the Church Of Christ in Philadelphia.

Survivors include two daughters, Jenifer Gray of Philadelphia; Rhonda Caldwell (Randy) of DeKalb; sons, Jerry (Irma) George of Atlanta, GA, Glenn (Linda) George of Philadelphia, Kent (Rae) George of Falkville, AL, Ted (Sandra) George of DeKalb, and Chris (Dennia) George of DeKalb; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. George was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd George; two grandchildren; and her parents.

Pallbearers were Josh Caldwell, Scott George, Clay George, Ramsey Marx, Mike Smith, Hugh Chisolm and Darrel Bates.