Mrs. Evie Dell Poole Wilkes, age 93, of Vidalia, died Tuesday, September 15, 2020, after an extended illness. She was a native of Treutlen County and lived in Toombs County most of her life. She was a union certified welder, and worked in the Savannah Ship Yard in support of World War II effort. She retired from Stanley-Blacker in Vidalia after thirty-five years. She was a member of Holton’s Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Wilkes; parents, Hyman Poole and Lizzie Brown Poole; and seven siblings, Josie Thompson, Lester Poole, Lanier Poole, Joe Poole, Madie White, Elizabeth Douglas and Ronella Boyette.
Mrs. Wilkes is survived by one son, Bobby Poole of Vidalia; one sister, Martha J. Love and husband Edward of Soperton; one grandson, B.J. Poole and wife Whitney of Gray’s Landing; three great-granddaughters, Brailey, Brooke and Brynlee Poole; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Mt. Shady Cemetery from 1:00 until just prior to the service.
A graveside funeral service will be held Friday, September 18th, at 2:00 p.m. in the Mt. Shady Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Richard Barnard officiating.
Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 2277, Vidalia, GA 30475.
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