Mrs. Carol Cartledge Evans — 1942-2019

Published 8:16 pm Monday, July 29, 2019

Carol Cartledge Evans embodied the image of Christ, actively giving herself away to her community, her family, and her friends. Passionate and driven, she sought out every opportunity to teach, guide, and communicate love to every life she touched.

Born to Mable and Webster Cartledge on January 29, 1942, in Columbus, Evans spent her early years in Columbus, growing up alongside her sister, Gail Cartledge Laye.

After graduating from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Education, she returned to the Columbus area to teach math at Columbus High School. From there, she continued to teach at Valley Junior High School and Springwood High School, sharing her passion for math with a generation of students.

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She married William E. Evans on Sept. 25, 1965, and they had two sons Chris (Shellie), of Marietta, Georgia, and David (Kristy), of Boiling Springs, South Carolina. They have joyfully welcomed and loved eight grandchildren over the years, Christopher, Chase, and Caleb Evans, of Marietta, Anna Lee Evans Mitchell (Dalton), of Easley, South Carolina, and Olivia, Ruth Ann, Seth, and Mary Emma Evans, of Boiling Springs.

Mr. and Mrs. Evans became active members at West Point First United Methodist Church where Mrs. Evans taught weekly Sunday School Classes, Bethel Bible Studies, and Disciple Bible Studies. She was active in the United Methodist Women and served as the President of LaGrange District United Methodist Women.

Carol also gave much of her time and devotion to serving alongside other volunteers in Habitat for Humanity and served as President of Habitat for Humanity, Troup County. She also participated in the Jimmy Carter Work Project in LaGrange. Evans was instrumental in the construction of several houses in West Point, Lanett, Valley, LaFayette, LaGrange, and Roanoke, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of those she so devotedly chose to care for and love.

A Celebration of Life Service for Carol will be held on Aug. 3 at West Point First United Methodist Church in West Point. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. in the Zachry Center, with the service to follow at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary.

To continue the living legacy of Carol, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to West Point First United Methodist Church or Habitat for Humanity, Troup County.