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Subject: [ZEIGLER] Fwd: Obituary:Lina Dasher (Evans) Reddick, Sylvania, GA., 07/29/1968
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I just received the original obituary for Linda Dasher Evans, b. 09/04/1880,
d. 07/29/1968, daughter of James Hezekiah Evans and Theresa Zeigler of the
Sylvania, GA. area. Linda married John "Jack" Cuthbert Dennis Reddick
01/15/1902, probably in Sylvania. She was buried at the Friendship Baptist
Church of Sylvania. If anyone would like a copy, please e-mail me at


OBITUARY: Linda Dasher (Evans) Reddick

Mrs. Jack C. Reddick died at her home late Monday night following an extended
illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in Friendship Baptist
Church at three-thirty o'clock with the Rev. David Buie, pastor of the
church, and the Rev. Edwin L. Douglas, pastor of the First Baptist Church of
Sylvania, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction
of Thompson Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Jim Henry Gross, Jimmie Connor, Harold Hollingsworth, Mike
Lanier, L. L. Odom, and L. H. Hilton.

Mrs. Reddick, born Linda Dasher Evans near Captola and Halcyondale in Screven
County, was the daughter of the late James Hezekiah Evans and his wife,
Therissa Zeigler. She was educated at Lee-Evans Institute near her home at
Cox College in College Park, Georgia, and taught music in Dublin, Georgia a
year before marrying in 1902. Following her marriage, and to be with her
husband, she moved her church membership from Union Baptist Church near
Captola to Friendship Baptist Church where she was a member until her death.

Mrs. Reddick was the first woman elected to public office in Screven County.
Following the death of her husband in 1937, Mrs. Reddick filled his
three-year unexpired term as Clerk of Superior Court of Screven County, and
at her death had the distinction of being the wife of a Clerk, serving as
Clerk, and being the mother of two Clerks.

During the depression, and with nine children, she and Mr. Reddick decided
that if they were to send their fifth child to college she would have to help
him in the office, but was advised by Mr. Reddick not to waste time learning
to type. However, when he was out of the office she used a typing textbook to
practice the touch system, and when proficient she let him "catch her" one
day typing a deed on the record.

After her children were reared, and following retirement as Clerk, Mrs.
Reddick taught fourth grade in Hiltonia School during the teacher shortage of
World War II, and then retired.

Her survivors are her children, J. H. Reddick, Jack C. Reddick Jr., and
Lansing Reddick, all of Sylvania, Mrs. D. A. Mc Neill and Mrs. James Curtis,
Thomson, Georgia, Mrs. Howard Scarboro, Morrow, Georgia, and Graydon D.
Reddick, Cordele; one sister, Mrs. Peter R. Kittles, Sylvania, and several
grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.


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