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James Louis “Jim” Evans

Funeral services for Mr. James Louis “Jim” Evans were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Mr. Evans, 84, died Wednesday,

June 6, 2018, at his residence in Richland. Reverend Gary Longo, Reverend James Johnston, and Mr. Billy Evans officiated and burial followed in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

Saulters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The pallbearers were Brad Wingate, Robbie Williams, Charles Reel, John Cooper, Marvin Reel, and Butch Moore. The honorary pallbearers were Chance Sills and Shannon Price.

James Louis “Jim” Evans was born in Jefferson Davis County on March 19, 1934, to Danny Wayne Evans and Lena Ashcraft Evans.

Mr. Evans was the owner of Evans Refrigeration Heating and Air. He was a member Trinity Gospel Fellowship in Richland.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, and one brother, Granvell Evans.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Evans of Richland; a daughter, Tina Evans Ott of Richland; a son, Scott Evans of Richland; five step-daughters, Marilyn Williams (Billy) of Terry, Debbie Spikes (Ronnie) of Georgetown, Brenda Carroll (George) of Pearl, Heather Sills (Chance) of Florence, and Chrystal Scruggs (Steven) of Meridian; three grandchildren; 15 step-grandchildren; 34 step-great-grandchildren, and 15 step-great-great grandchildren; one brother, Fred Marshal Evans (Nyonia) of Richland; and one sister- in-law, Juanita Evans of Prentiss; as well a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation was Saturday from 1:30 – 3 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.