The Rev. James Cecil Evans, 80, of Kennett, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at his home.
Born Wednesday, July 18, 1923, at Parsons, Tenn., a son of the late Frank and Estella Hayes Evans, he was a minister and pastor of Full Gospel Church in Kennett.
On Sept. 26, 1945, at Busch Church in Portageville, Mo. he married Magie Juanita Quinn who survives.
He is further survived by two sons, Donald Evans of Hot Spring Village, Ark. and Mike Evans of Kennett; one brother, Wylie Evans of Lexington, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Daniel Evans, Becky Moore and Tim Evans all of Liberty, Mo., Phillip Tallent of Twentynine Palms, Calif., Delena Thomas of Scott City, Mo. and Elisha Evans of Kennett; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Gary Wayne Evans; three brothers, George, Elco and Charlie Evans; and four sisters, Cenie Byrd, Maggie Hearn, Eddy Watson and Ruby Evans.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. today, Sunday, Nov. 9, at Full Gospel Church with the Rev. Daniel Evans, assisted by the Rev. Gerald Huntington, officiating.
Burial will be in Dry Bayou Cemetery at Hayti, Mo. with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to Full Gospel Church.