Funeral services for Mr. James L. Evins, 74, of the New
Hope community of Jackson County, Tennessee, will be held at
2 P.M. on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at Anderson - Upper
Cumberland Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the New Hope
Cemetery in the New Hope community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 2 P.M. until 9 P.
M., and on Tuesday from 9 A.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2011, at his
He was born August 15, 1936, in Jackson County, TN, to the
late Lee and Martha Scott Evins. On July 12, 1956, he was
married to the late Barbara Hall Evins, who passed away April
16, 2004. He was a retired machine shop instructor at Tri-
County Vocational School. He was a member of the Burristown
Church of Christ, and served as a commissioner in Jackson
County for 24 years.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in
death by his Son: Timothy “Tim” James Evins; and 1 Sister:
Willard “Bill” Griffin.
Survivors include 1 Son: Stoney Evins and fiancée, Melissa
Spivey of the New Hope community of Jackson County, TN; 3
Grandchildren: Devon and Dylan Evins, both of the New Hope
community of Jackson County; and Angelia Evins (Chris)
Sagely of Florida; 1 Great Grandchild: Peyton Sagely; 1
Sister: Jean (Elmer) Ayers of Hilham, TN; and 1 Brother-in-
law: Edwin Griffin of Cookeville, TN. Several nieces, nephews,
other relatives, and friends also survive.
Bro. Mike Dennis and Bro. Larry Rhoten will officiate at the
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Evins family by contacting the funeral home.
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