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Evelyn Hyatt Brendle

March 12, 1933 ~ January 12, 2020 (age 86)

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Evelyn Hyatt Brendle, age 86, went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 12, 2020.  She was born March 12, 1933 in Jackson County, NC to Frank Perison and Laura Wilson Hyatt, the 10th of 12 children.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Ernest H. Brendle, age 90, daughter, Pat Rowland of Franklin; son, Ernie Brendle and wife Diane of Franklin;  also surviving  grandchildren, Brice Rowland and wife Jadee of Asheville, NC, Nicole Rowland of Carrboro, NC, Andrea Rowland Mathis and husband David Mathis of Clearwater Beach, FL, Heather Brendle Stanley and husband Chet Stanley of Franklin, and Jeremy Brendle of Franklin; two great-grandchildren, Eli Curtis of Asheville and Brenley Stanley of Franklin.  She is also survived by a sister, Maxine Sanders and husband Leonard C. Sanders of Franklin and a brother, Ed Hyatt and wife Peggy of Marysville, Washington.  Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Perison and Laura Wilson Hyatt, brothers, Perry R. Hyatt, Leo Hyatt, Leon Hyatt and Verco Hyatt, sisters, Marie Mashburn, Villie Johnson, Lucy Rogers, Ruby Sloan, and Myrtle Crawford.

Evelyn was a lifelong member of Watauga Baptist Church and her husband Ernest is a Deacon.  She was involved in many church activities.   Evelyn was the first woman Treasurer of Watauga Baptist Church.

Evelyn worked at Macon Program for Progress from 1975 to 1996 and served many families and children.  She then retired as a homemaker.

A funeral service will be held at Watauga Baptist Church, 658 Watauga Church Road, Franklin, NC on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 with visitation at 10:00 and the service following at 11:00 am, with Rev. Wesley Price, Rev. Roy Lowe and Rev. Mark Bishop officiating.  Burial will be in the Church cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Roger Guest, Doug Johnson, Bob Rogers, Larry Rogers, Dan Smith, Rodney Sanders,  Millard Sloan and Chet Stanley.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN  37214 or a charity of your choice

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January 15, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Watauga Baptist Church (Franklin)

Funeral Service
January 15, 2020

11:00 AM
Watauga Baptist Church (Franklin)

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