SYLVESTER -- The funeral services for the late Mr. Mirtha Evans of 727 Corn Ave., Apt. B, Albany, Georgia, who departed this life on Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Sylvester Health Care Center in Sylvester, Georgia, will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. from the Shipp's Funeral Home Chapel in Sylvester, Georgia, with the Reverend Forster Evans, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in the St. James Baptist Church Cemetery in Oakfield, Georgia.

Mr. Mirtha Evans was born on May 10, 1912 in Shinger (Worth County), Georgia. He was educated in the Worth County Public School System at that time.

Mirtha worked as a Laborer, loading and unloading ships, as a member of the International Longshoremen's Association for many years, until his retirement.

He leaves to cherish his memories a son, Leroy Stafford; seven granchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren; a special cousin who was as close as a brother, Mr. Forster Evans, Sr.; a special family friend, Mrs. Linda "Boot" Jones; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Family and friends may feel free to sign the guestbook online at

Shipp's Funeral Home

Sylvester 229/776-1355