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Bennie Nathan Evans

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Bennie Nathan Evans, born July 26, 1940 in Neshoba County, MS passed from this earthly world on August 31, 2020 while being cared with dignity and kindness at Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain, Marietta, GA at the of age 80.  Bennie lived in Acworth, GA where he enjoyed his family and many friends.

Bennie grew up in rural Newton, MS among a loving family and close knit community.  After high school he attended, graduated, and received a Masters of Science Degree in Vocational Education from Mississippi State University.  During this time, Bennie was a proud member of the National Guard of Mississippi.  After several years of teaching he entered the wood treatment industry as an engineer and plant manager until he retired.  Bennie wrote beautiful poetry throughout his adult life.  Bennie was also a gifted wood craftsman, designing and crafting furniture and many home items, both beautiful and functional.  Before and after retirement Bennie was a partner in a USA based women’s clothing and design enterprise that was very successful.  Bennie was an avid reader and loved a wide range of interests in history from ancient to more recent.  Bennie was a faithful member of St. Teresa’s Episcopal Church in Acworth, GA and took pride for many years in tending to the mowing of the church property lawn.

Bennie was preceded in death by his beloved son, Michael Scott Evans and his dear parents, James and Wydell Evans.  Bennie has two siblings, Charles Evans and family of Lake, MS and Mrs. Jimmy Craig of Hickory, MS.

Bennie was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.  Bennie is survived by his wife, Diane Evans of Acworth GA, daughter, Christine Lockamy and her husband, Robert Lockamy of Kennesaw GA, and three grandchildren whom he delighted in: Samantha Shea Lockamy, Caroline Campion Lockamy and Alexander Evans Lockamy of Kennesaw, GA.

Due to Covid-19, there will be a Celebration of Life that will be a virtual service, online, broadcast live from St. Teresa's on Saturday, November 21, 2020, 11am at St. Teresa Church.

The family requests, if you are so inclined, to make memorial contributions to either Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain Hospice, 475 Dickson Avenue, Marietta, GA 30064 or St. Teresa’s Episcopal Church, 5275 Fords Rd, Acworth GA 30101 in lieu of flowers.

12 Comments To "Bennie Nathan Evans"

Mary and Michael Hutton On Sep 08 2020 at 1pm
Our deepest condolences to all the family. We will miss Bennie’s friendly and steadfast presence. Reply to this comment
Diane On Oct 05 2020 at 10am
Thank you Mary for your kind words.
Judy Jachimowicz On Sep 07 2020 at 2pm
Bennie, I will miss you so much. You have gone too soon, but I know that we will be together again. Thank you for being a part of my life. Reply to this comment
Diane On Oct 05 2020 at 10am
Judy, Bennie really enjoyed the time you spent together talking sewing machines.
Mary V. Abbott/ On Sep 07 2020 at 2pm
Our prayers and condolences for you Diane and Your family. Reply to this comment
Diane On Oct 05 2020 at 10am
Mary, thank you for sending condolences. Bennie looked forward to seeing you at church on Sundays.
George Blake On Sep 07 2020 at 2pm
Bennie: friend, fellow national guardsman, parishioner, and steward of grounds at St. Teresa's. Your sage insight, practical awareness, clear understanding, and pointed dialog will be greatly missed by so many. I too will smile every time we care for our grounds at St. Teresa's knowing that Bennie will be "overseeing" our efforts. God speed dear Bennie, God Speed. Reply to this comment
Diane On Oct 05 2020 at 10am
George, your thoughts of Bennie reminded me how much he looked forward to seeing you on Sundays. He loved talking about the military and many other topics with you. I so loved the friendships he made at St. Teresa's.
Jeff Larkin On Sep 04 2020 at 5pm
Bennie was my good friend who I will miss very much - kind, sincere, and willing to share his time and talents in helping others. Bennie was someone I counted on for guidance and counsel in my work, family, and spiritual life. And while his passing hurts, I smile when I remember all the fun times we shared and especially when I think about how he probably now is giving God some pointers on lawn care in Heaven. Love and miss you , buddy. Hope to see you again soon. Reply to this comment
Diane On Oct 05 2020 at 10am
Jeff, there aren't enough words to express how much Bennie loved and admired you. Your friendship meant the world to him. Love you very much.
Scott Sheridan On Sep 03 2020 at 9pm
I have been truly blessed to have been a friend of Bennie's these past few years. We have enjoyed some good times together. I will surely miss the wonderful stories he would tell me about his life. He was such a kind soul. I will miss him dearly. He will always remain in my heart. God Bless my friend. Reply to this comment
Diane On Oct 05 2020 at 10am
Scott, Bennie was so very fond of you and took pleasure in knowing and loving you.
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