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Bunny Clift-EvansAlma Ruth "Bunny" Evans, 80, died peacefully at her home in Savannah, Ga., on Saturday, June 8, 2013, surrounded by family and friends following a two year battle with Multiple Myeloma.She was preceded in death by her husband, William Evans, her parents, Frank and Ruth Willson, of Athens, Tenn.; and a sister, Caroline Warner, of Atlanta.Ms. Evans (Clift) was an amazing published scientist and most recently headed up the reference and research Laboratory at the American Red Cross in Savannah Ga.. after receiving a degree in medical technology from Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. While at the Red Cross, she excelled in finding cross matches for patients with rare antibodies. She also published several papers that were presented at the American Association of Blood Bank meetings.A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Ms. Evans is survived by two children, Linda Clift (Charlie) Couch, of Atlanta, Bill (Liz) Clift Jr., of Queensland, Australia; three stepchildren, Stuart Evans, of Macon, Ga., Barry (Kim) Evans, of Boston, Mass., and Trisha (Scott) Newitt, of Charleston. She leaves behind 11 grandchildren, Daniel and Laura Saportas, Florida, Drew, Patsy and Peter Newitt, of Charleston, S.C. and Andrew Speirs , Michelle Speirs Massey and Brandon Clift all from Australia; and one great-grandchild, Hudson Massey also from Australia. She has four surviving siblings, Frances Prince Corlew, of Knoxville, Dot (Bob) Stoess, of Crestwood, Ky., Bill (Marie) Willson, of Athens, Tenn., and Eb (Libby) Willson, of Knoxville.Funeral services will be at the chapel at First Centenary United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, at with the Rev. Doug Fairbanks and the Rev. Drew Prince, nephew of the deceased, presiding.

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