Born 11-10-1965 -- Died 8-21-2007
Gerard James Evans, son of Mary Anne Phillips Evans of Evening Shade and the late Neal Edward Evans, was born Nov. 10, 1965, in Chicago, Ill. He died Aug. 21, 2007, at his home near Evening Shade, Ark. at the age of 41.
During his working years, he was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease. He remained disabled until his death. He was of the Catholic Faith and a member of St. Francis Chapel near Evening Shade.
He is survived by: his mother, Mary Anne Evans of the home; two brothers, Franz Evans of the home and Thaddeus Evans of Ash Flat; three sisters, Marita West of the home, Alida Evans of Sacramento, Calif. and Flavia Bryan of Dickinson, Texas; his maternal grandmother, Mary Phillips of Massillon, Ohio; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his father and four brothers, Thomas Evans, Leo Evans, Allen Evans and his twin, Terence Joseph Evans.
Funeral Mass was held Aug. 23, at the Roman and Billy Howard Memorial Chapel in Melbourne with Father Gregory Drahman, CMRI officiating.
Burial followed at the Evans Family Cemetery under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne.