John Bill Evins

85 year old John Bill Evins of Smithville died Monday at the Webb House. He was a retired business owner of Smithville Builders Supply and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Evins was also a former DeKalb County Trustee, former Smithville Alderman, former Smithville Mayor, former member of the WJLE Board of Directors, former board member of First National Bank, a deacon of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church during the 1950’s and 1960’s and a board member of the Smithville Electric System. He was also a World War II veteran and navigator on a Transport Aircraft. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Cheryl Foster will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Veta Evins; parents, William Sellars and Virgil Roosevelt Tramel Evins; grandson, John Richard Foster; and a sister, Frances Womack. Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl and her husband Brent Foster of Lebanon; Judy and her husband Ron Maxwell of Alabama; and Billie and her husband Greg Hodges of the Virgin Islands. Five grandchildren, Ginger Wenger of Smithville, Michele and her husband Kevin Carson of Lebanon, A.J. and his wife Misty Fedak of Alabama, Erin and Jesse Hodges of South Carolina. Six great grandchildren, Brady Foster and Evin Dyer of Smithville, Eli and Micah Carson of Lebanon and Ike and Max Fedak of Alabama. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp or to New Frontiers, in lieu of flowers.

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