Evabel Joiner Goldstein

September 13, 1919 ~ May 13, 2012 (age 92)

Evabel Emily Joiner Goldstein, age 92, of Greensboro, GA, died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Greene Point Health Care and Rehab. She was born in Emanuel County, GA on September 13, 1919 to the late Thomas Bailey Joiner, Jr. and Eva Bell Hall Joiner. She attended Summertown High School and graduated from Midville High School. She went on to Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing graduating in 1940 and becoming a Registered Nurse. Evabel was one of the first stewardesses recruited by Delta Airlines, in 1941, a time when stewardesses were also required to be nurses. She married Samuel Charles Goldstein in 1941, and they moved to Greensboro after World War II, where she and Sam owned and operated Interstate 5 & 10, the Clothes Closet and The Casual Shop in downtown Greensboro until the mid-1970''s. She also nursed at Minnie G. Boswell Hospital and did private duty nursing as well. In all she worked for forty-six years retiring in October of 1983. She was a member of Willow Springs Church in Social Circle, where she played the harmonica, tambourines and maracas during the worship service until her mid eighties.

She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel Charles Goldstein in 1975. She is survived by a daughter, Ingrid G. Smith (Tom) of Starke, FL; a son, Glenn Goldstein (Doris)of Frankfort, KY; a sister, Sammie J. Wyatt of Swainsboro, GA; a brother, T. Bailey Joiner, III (Candis) of Midville, GA; two grandsons, Richard "Dick" Smith (Sherry) of Port Orange, FL and Brad (Nicole) Smith of Starke, FL; three great grandchildren, Hogan Smith and Hayden Smith both of Port Orange, FL and Bailey Grace Smith of Starke, FL; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel with Rev. J. C. Studdard officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642. Serving as pallbearers are Mark Bowers, Gerald Torbert, Tim Pickett, Jack Chandler, David Torbert and David Kopp. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home in Greensboro, GA. The family requests that any memorials be made to Willow Springs Church, c/o Rev. J. C. Studdard, 1013 Studdard Road, Social Circle, GA 30025. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register

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