Juanita Rush Evans, 89, of Hendersonville, died Friday, February 17,2012 at the Elizabeth House following a short illness. Born in Lakeland,Fl, she was a daughter of the late Annie and James Rush of Clyde, NC. Shewas raised in Clyde and graduated from Clyde High School.She was also a graduate of Mars Hill Collegeand East Carolina University.She had lived in Skyland,NC prior to moving to Henderson Countyin 1962. A talented craftswoman, she contributed her skills to the NorthCarolina Extension for the Blind and was a member of the SouthernHighlands Hadicraft Guild. She was a member of Mills RiverUnited MethodistChurch. In additon to her parents, she was preceded in death by herhusband, John Jay Evans who died in 1983; three brothers, James, Ronald andLamar Rush and three sisters, Lillian Goforth, Alveena Rush and Estelle Marr.
Mrs. Evans is survived by her daughter, Wanda Stills and herhusband Donnie of Hendersonville; two grandchildren, Scott and Andrew Stills ofHendersonville; one great-grandchild, Gavin Stills of Hendersonville; twosisters, Elaine Ensley and Elnora Peterson of Candler; a brother, CharlesRush of Cullowhee and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 5:30 Pm Tuesday, February 21, at MillsRiver UnitedMethodist ChurchCemetery. Rev. Paul B.Thompson will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately followingthe service at the residence of Wanda and Donnie Stills. Memorial contributionsmay be made to Meals on Wheels, c/o Henderson County Council on Aging, 105 King Creek Blvd., Hendersonville, NC 28792 or to Four Seasons Compassionfor Life, 571 S. Allen Rd.,Flat Rock, NC 28731.