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Ms. Evelyn Dabbs Gunn

Published 12:00am Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mrs. Evelyn

Dabbs Gunn


Funeral service for Mrs. Evelyn Dabbs Gunn, 77, of Alexander City, will be Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 11:00 am at River Road Baptist Church. Rev. Edward Green will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Hillview Mausoleum. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Radney Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gunn passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at her residence. She was born on May 29, 1931 in Tallapoosa County to William Jefferson Fuller and Vera Melton Fuller. She was an active member of River Road Baptist Church, where she was a soloist and a choir member. She began her career in healthcare as a ward clerk at old Russell Hospital, became a Licensed Practical Nurse and then completed her course work at Sylacauga School of Nursing and served as a Registered Nurse and Charge Nurse on the 2nd floor at Russell Hospital. She most recently worked for Prime Healthcare of Dadeville and taught Certified Nursing Assistant Classes and had served as Director of Nursing at the facilities in Dadeville and Goodwater. Mrs. Gunn loved cooking, loved her family and friends and everyone loved her. She also enjoyed antique collecting, sewing and sharing time with family and friends. She was a member of the Gideon’s Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband of twenty-two years, Roy H. ‘Bo’ Gunn of Alexander City; daughters, Angela Rose of Americus, GA and LuAnne King (Kirk) of Colleyville, TX; sons, Robert E. Dabbs (Brenda) of Alexander City, Victor E. Dabbs (Cathy) of Daviston and Tommy J. Gunn of Alexander City; grandchildren, Amber Meigs, Scarlet Thornton, Nicholas Dabbs, Jerri Wink, Laura King, Allison King, Taylor Dabbs and Shelly Gunn; great-grandchildren, Eli Pritchard and Jaxson Thornton and sisters, Christine Bunn, Sarah Smith and Vera Price, all of Alexander City.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Will Blankenship.

The family wishes to express a special ‘Thank You’ to Lake Martin Hospice, especially Linda, Mary and Ginger, as well as her home caregivers, Gail, Rachel and Beatrice.

The family will accept flowers or memorial contributions may be given to River Road Baptist Church, 148 Dean Rd., Alexander City, AL 35010.

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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.