William Thomas Evans Obituary
Submitted by: David Webb
Source: Tupelo Journal, August 4, 1977; page 18
d. Aug. 3, 1977
William Thomas Evans, 100, was dead on arrival Wednesday at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Union Community and the oldest member of Union Methodist Church, where he served as a steward for 50 years.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Union Church with the Rev. Kenneth Corley and the Rev. G.H. Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery with McGrath-Raspberry Funeral Home, Inc. in charge.
Survivors include one son, J.C. Evans, Plantersville; a daughter, Mrs. Winnie Griffin, Plantersville; nine grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. One son, T.M. Evans, Plantersville, preceded him in death last October.
The body will lie
in state at the church one hour prior to services. Pallbearers will
be Jimmy Evans, Roger Evans, Billy Evans, Boyd Yarbrough, Bob Marion,
and Byron Fellows. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Union Methodist Church and the Union Cemetery Fund.