Evelyn Porter Boyett

April 6, 1924April 14, 2013

Evelyn Porter Boyett, age 89, of Statham, GA passed away April 14, 2013. After moving to Statham in 2000, from Atlanta, GA, she loved attending her church, Statham Baptist where she was an active member. Previously she had been a long time member of Macon Drive Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA and Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church in East Point, GA. Her family was very dear to her. She loved sewing, cooking and took great pride in tending to her home, yard, flowers and vegetable garden.

Mrs. Boyett is survived by daughters Mary Ann (Leslie) Witherington of Madison, GA and Nancy (Ron) Clark of Watkinsville, GA; Brother Raleigh (Louise) Porter of Loganville, GA; Sisters: Marjorie (Robert) Holbrook of Loganville, GA, Doris Spain of Grayson, GA and Shirley (Wesley) Roebuck of Buford, GA; Grandchildren: Jeffrey Witherington of Halsey, OR, Sally Geneva Clark of Watkinsville, GA and Ryan Louie Clark of Elk City, OK; Great-Grandchildren: Mackenzie Jordan, Chapman Jordan, Campbell Jordan and Kross Sutton, several cousins, nieces and nephews and special friend Kay McDaniel. Mrs. Boyett is preceded in death by her husband Gaylon Boyett; Parents: Russell and Montrillau Porter; Son Jerrold Boyett, Granddaughter Jill Witherington and Siblings: Clarence Porter, Mardell Whitley, Clyde Porter, James Royce Porter, Ray Porter, Gene Porter, Judy Porter Crowe and Ruth Porter Peavey.

Special thanks to her caregivers Cathy Ashley, Kathy Hayes, Michelle Ruark, Dotty Moore, Sheila Garrett and Judy Crowe for their devotion and attention in her final days. Much gratitude and thankfulness to United Hospice, ResCare Home Health and Lydia Bush, Barrow County Sr Center for their support as well.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM on Tuesday, April 16 at Smith Funeral Home. A funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 17 at Smith Funeral Home in Winder, GA with Rev. Gordon Thornton, Tim Ensley and Rev. Woody Clark officiating. A private burial will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, April 18 at Crest Lawn Memorial Park in Atlanta, GA. Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA is in charge of arrangements. 770-867-4553.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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April 30, 2013

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family at this most difficult time. Please be assured that God will help you cope with the heavy weight of your loss. “Blessed be Almighty God who daily carries the load for us.” Psalms 68:19

Natalie Price

April 19, 2013

We were all very saddened to hear of the loss of such a wonderful lady. We will miss her so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God give you peace and comfort during this time.

Smith Memory Chapel, Inc.

April 16, 2013

Our thoughts are with the family and friends at this time.

Sally Sutton

April 16, 2013

Nanny, you always loved me, no matter what! I will always miss you!!!

Pam & Rusty Ingraham

April 15, 2013

Nancy, My best memories about your Mom is what a beautiful lady she was and always dressed to the 10's. I have always enjoyed what little time I spent with her but she was always a delightful lady. I am so glad I got to see her around Christmas at your home before she got so sick. I am so glad she is in her eternal life and is with people she has loved over the years. I am here for you should you need anyting,. Pam and Rusty Ingraham