05/31/05 — JOSEPH EVANS

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FOUR OAKS -- Joseph Sanford Evans, 81, died Sunday at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Wilson.

He was a retired farmer and had owned and operated Evans' Gulf stations. He was the son of the late John R. and Oda Woodall Evans and the widower of Elsie Massengill Evans.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie Grady Evans; three daughters, Barbara Hayes of Four Oaks, Cathy Truitt of Raleigh and Vickie Blackmon of Raleigh; two sisters, Willamae Reed of Hope Mills and Melba Allen of Four Oaks; one brother, John R. Evans Jr. of Four Oaks; and six grandsons, two great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

The funeral was to be held today at 1 p.m. at Minshew Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Billy Keen officiating. Burial was to be in Barbours Chapel Church Cemetery.

Published in Obituaries on May 31, 2005 1:53 PM