Carolyn Diane Evans Hembree, 72, resident of 212 Lake Forest Drive, wife of Robert J. Hembree, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018, at her home.
Born April 21, 1945, in Mt. Airy, GA, she was a daughter of the late John Grady and Sallie Mae Pruitt Evans. She attended South Habersham Schools in Cornelia, Ga and graduated from Piedmont Technical College. Mrs. Hembree was a graduate of Calvary Bible Institute and was retired as an LPN from Self Regional Medical Center.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband of 57 years, are a daughter, Teresa H. and husband Ralph Spencer of Cowpens; two sons, Robert Michael Hembree of Greenville, and Rev. Kevin and wife Georgia Hembree of Greenwood; three sisters, Hazel Holbrook of Mt. Airy, Georgia, Martha Ann Stewart of Greenwood, and Peggy Jean Evans of Cornelia, Georgia; three brothers, Alfred and wife Evelyn Evans of Hartwell, GA, Jimmy and wife Erma Evans of Mt. Airy, GA, and Herman and wife Rita Evans of Simpsonville; a sister-in-law, Winnie Hembree; a brother-in-law, Jason Hulsey; eleven grandchildren, Stephanie Hembree, Jennifer Hembree, Gracen Hembree, Jasmine Hembree, Luke Hembree, Audrey Hembree, Lexie Hembree, Adam Hembree, Abigail Hembree, Ethan Hembree and Isaiah Hembree; three great-grandchildren, CJ Dutton, Houston Bridges and Waylon Hembree.
She was predeceased by four brothers, Johnny Evans, Floyd Evans, Hoyt Evans and Tommy Evans; and a sister, Eilene Prater.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Hembree and Michael Hembree officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Luke Hembree, Adam Hembree, Ehan Hembree, CJ Dutton, Ken Traynham and David Davis.
The family is at the home in Ponderosa Heights and will receive friends at the church from 11:30 to 1:00 Wednesday afternoon.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 2775 Montague Avenue Ext., Greenwood, SC 29649, or to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 326 Montague Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29649.
For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Hembree family.