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Updated: 08/05/2013 04:36:02PM

Evell Mills Hadden

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Evell Mills Hadden

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Evell Mills Hadden, 89, of Frostproof, Fla., passed peacefully on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Winter Haven Hospital.

She was born May 20, 1924, in Swainsboro, Ga., to James Lee Harrison Mills and Allie Jane Womack Mills. She moved to Florida in 1950 “because oranges paid more than cotton” she said. She worked on a sharecropping farm, canning plant, and was a nurse’s aide before retiring from Stanley Home Products. She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Evell was preceded in death by husband, Robert Anderson; sons, Dewey Hadden and Carlton “Jack” Hadden.

Survivors include sons, Doyle and Doris Hadden of Orlando, and Gary and Heather Hadden of Frostproof; daughter-in-law, Linda Hadden of Winter Haven; sister, Nellie Jennings of Pennsylvania; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was very much loved and will be greatly missed.

Memorial service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Frostproof,

Interment is at Silver Hill following.

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Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.