Melvin Eugene “Gene” Eavenson, 76, of Carnesville, passed away Sunday morning, October 23, 2016, at the Athens Regional Medical Center.
Born April 30, 1940, he was the son of the late Ben and Ossie Bell Barnes Eavenson. He was the father of the late Larry Eavenson, and brother of the late Cliff Eavenson, Reba Segars, and Rachel Eavenson. He had served as councilman for the City of Carnesville for 16 years. He was a retired drywall contractor. He was a member of the Carnesville Church of God.
Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Randy (Donna) Eavenson, and Shannon Eavenson, both of Carnesville, daughter , Kasey Eavenson, Royston; two grandchildren, Laura Eavenson and Justin Eavenson, and great grandchild, Olin; five brothers, Bennie Eavenson, Dwight Eavenson, Nelson, Eavenson, and Charles Eavenson, all of Carnesville, and Haskell Eavenson, Russellville, Arkansas; three sisters, Pauline Segars and Ann McCannon, of Carnesville, and Faye Phillips, Cartersville, GA.
Services will be 1pm Tuesday at the B D Ginn Memorial Chapel with Rev. Haskell Eavenson and Rev. Gary Ledford. Interment will be at Franklin Memorial Gardens.
The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 11am Tuesday morning until the funeral at 1pm.