Tifton Gazette


February 27, 2014

Edward Evans Locke

CHULA — Edward Evans Locke, 81, of Chula died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Main Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Chula. The Rev. Larry Layfield will officiate with burial to follow at 4 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery in Butler with Masonic rites. The Rev. Fitzgerald Brown will officiate. Howard Pearman, G. W. Pearman, Grady Pearman, Keith Jones, Scott Jones and Kyle Jones will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

Mr. Locke was born May 13, 1932 in Howard and was the son of Gurvis and Jeanette Brown Locke, both deceased.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Cromer Locke, who died Oct. 17, 2013. He was retired from the fertilizer business and was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Chula. He was also a Mason.

Mr. Locke is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and David Moore of Greenville, N.C. and Julia and Jim Robison of Newnan; one son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Sonya Locke of Blackshear; one brother, John Locke of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren, Trey Stroud, Mathew Robison, Samuel Robison, Jadison Hayes, Jordan Locke and Jeslyn Stewart; and three great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com. Services for the Locke family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

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