A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of Ruby Garland Tipton and the late Garrett Tipton. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, John Garland; daughter, Benita Maney and a brother, Wade Tipton. Evelyn was a member of Heaven Bound Baptist Church where she played the piano. Evelyn never knew a stranger, lived her entire life serving others and will always be remembered for her sweet spirit. She enjoyed cooking, watching Atlanta Braves baseball and Carolina basketball.
Surviving in addition to her mother are her daughters: Debbie Ollis and husband, David, of Burnsville and Janet Cook and husband, Phillip, of Bakersville; sisters: Edna Griffith of Bakersville and Elaine Laws and husband Dale, of Bakersville; brother, Wayne Tipton and wife, Jane, of Bakersville; special sister-in-law, Davenia Tipton; grandchildren: Kenny Maney and wife, Lisa, Mark Maney, Tonya McCoyle, Billy Shepherd and wife, Lydia, Ryan Cook and wife, Shana and Kasey Cook and wife, Cara; great- grandchildren: Monica Phillips, Megan Woody, Bradley Shepherd, Piper, Sawyer and Jonah Cook and a great-great grandson, Tristan Phillips.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. The Rev. Steve Glenn officiated. Burial followed in the Garland Family Cemetery. The family received friends from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday prior to the services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations may be made to Heaven Bound Baptist Church, C/O Davenia Tipton, 422 Ridgeview Lane, Bakersville, NC 28705. To send online condolences, please visit our website at www.yanceyfuneralservice.com.
Mitchell News-Journal 7/23/2014