Evelyn Turner Gill, 76, of Alma, died early Thursday morning July 24, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah due to injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. She was a native of Appling County but had lived in Bacon County for many years. She was daughter of the late Rev. Doris Black and Myrtice Crosby Black and was also preceded in death by her step-mother, Bonnie McCall Black, a husband, J L Turner, a sister, Judy B. Lynch. Evelyn was a member of Red Oak Baptist Church in Appling County.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Riley Gill of Alma; five sisters, Jean Orvin Surrency, Brenda Nail, Betty Taylor, Ellen Black, all of Baxley and Elaine Edwards of Surrency; three brothers, Eddie Black of Orange Park, FL, David Black of Baxley and Dewayne Black of Bartlesville, OK; two step-daughters, Marlene Cason and Cathy Anderson of Offerman, a step-son, Ronnie Gill of Offerman, a multitude of nieces and nephews and a special friend, Norma Trowell of Alma.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 11:00 o’clock from the chapel of Crosby Funeral Home with the Rev. Denny Waters, the Rev. Kathy Palmer and the Rev. Daniel Harris officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday evening between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Active pallbearers were, Roger Orvin, Jarrett Williams, Brad Mobley, Marvin Deen, Greg Black, Wade Orvin, and Pam Lee. All others in attendance will be considered as honorary.
Crosby Funeral Home of Alma was in charge of all the arrangements.