Evelyn Hoover

Evelyn Gavin Hoover

May 2, 1930 - April 14, 2021
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Evelyn Gavin Hoover, 90, of Rison, died Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

She was born May 2, 1930 in Collins, Arkansas, daughter of Clifton Harvey Gavin and Lillie Mae Webb Gavin.

Mrs. Hoover was reared and received her early education in Woodlawn, graduating from Woodlawn High School.

She worked for Ben Pearson for 28 years in production.

Mrs. Hoover was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Pine Bluff for many years, before attending Prosperity United Methodist Church of Pansy for the last 30 years. She was active in the church, attending the United Methodist Women’s Bible Study.

She loved family gatherings, including her trips to the Mountain View Folk Festival. Mrs. Hoover loved to bake and was known for her sweet tooth, including her cakes and Dr. Pepper. She also loved to walk and was known by many in her neighborhood walking near her house.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her two husband, J.R. Spakes and Harold Hoover; brother, Billy Ray Gavin; and three sisters, Anna Laura Burdine, Willie Merle Grice and Helen Triplett.

Survivors include two nieces, Susan Aikman (Rob) of White Hall and Tammie DeWees of Hot Springs; and two nephews, Scott Grice (Lori) of Pansy and James Burdine of Dallas, Texas.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 19, 2021 at Prosperity United Methodist Church with Reverend Boyd Savage officiating. Interment will follow in Pansy Cemetery by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to Salvation Army, 501 East 12th Avenue, Pine Bluff, AR 71601.

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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, April 19, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Monday, April 19, 2021 2:00pm
    Prosperity United Methodist Church
    50 Highway 11
    RISON, AR 71665
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  • Interment

    Pansy Cemetery
    50 Highway 11
    RISON, AR 71665
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Dan and Alicia Outlaw

Posted at 10:48pm
Mrs Evelyn was a sweet and beautiful lady and was always a delight and fun to be around! She loved her family! She will be missed! Love and prayers for all the family.

John & Sandy Gavin

Posted at 07:37pm
Scott, Lori & Katie we are so sorry to hear about your Aunt Evelyn. Our prayers are with you.

Kara Tooke Olsen Posted at 07:35am

Mrs. Evelyn was a precious person, one of the best I have ever known and a true friend. She will be greatly missed.

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