Evelyn Draper Colvin

Evelyn Draper Colvin, 73, a typesetter who had retired from the Florida Association of Insurance Agents, died Monday, June 30, 2003.

The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Wildwood Presbyterian Church, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. EDT Sunday at Abbey Funeral Home (562-1518). Memorial contributions may be made to Tyus Family Building Fund, c/o Thomasville Road Baptist Church, 3131 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL. Evelyn was a member of Wildwood Presbyterian Church.

She was an avid fan of FSU sports, especially baseball. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Survivors include a sister, Sue Draper Colvin of Coward, S.C.; eight children, Barbara Slocum, Tom Colvin, Irene Holley, Becky Whidden, Debbi Parks, Nancy Hobson, John Colvin and Rory Colvin; 22 grandchildren, Nathan Slocum, Jeremiah Slocum, Jimmy Colvin, Becky Walker, Lindsay Thompson, Robert Colvin, Rich Wike, Brandon Wike, Natalie Wike, Shannon O'Connor, Will Holley, Denise Rathmann, Chris Whidden, Nick Whidden, Lisa Shrewsbury, Austin Hobson, Morgan Hobson, Jessica Lee, Amy Colvin, Christy Colvin, Brandi Colvin and Sydney Grace Colvin; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Thomas "J.T." Colvin.

Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/4/2003.