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Evelyn Sample Kendrick

April 3, 2014

SPRINGTOWN — Evelyn Sample Kendrick of Springtown, formally of Big Spring, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Funeral service: 1 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2013, at Midway Baptist Church in Springtown. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday at the Peace Chapel, Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring. Brother Dwayne Wheat, former pastor of Berea Baptist Church in Big Spring will officiate.

Evelyn was born Jan. 18, 1921, in Big Spring to longtime Howard County residents, Ben and Lucille Sample of Knott. She was raised in the Knott Community, having graduated from John N. Garner High School of Knott in 1939. Evelyn married J. D. Kendrick Jan. 28, 1941.

Evelyn was a member of Berea Baptist Church for 37 years before moving to Springtown. She was manager of the Frontier Stamp Store of Big Spring and worked for S&H Green stamps before retiring in 1982. Evelyn was a member of the Eager Beaver Sewing Club for 55 years, and a member of the Mighty Oaks Christian Club. She loved to cook for family and friends, crochet, and work crossword puzzles.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three sisters, Edna Riddle, Idella Hollis and Betty Cole; and a nephew, Gary Hollis

Survivors include a daughter, Janet Spurlin and husband, Doyle of Lakeside; grandchildren, Jay D. Alexander and wife, Janice of El Paso, Joe A. Alexander of Dallas, Jana Alexander Shue of Azle, Jaime Spurlin Doremus and husband, Jimmy of Springtown, Tonya Rock Williams and husband, Chris of Hutto, and Tasha Rock Barlow and husband, Robert of Austin; great-grandchildren, Leisha Shue Mazanec and husband, Jason of Dallas, Brandon Shue of Azle, Jayson Alexander of Fort Worth, Joseph Doremus of Fort Worth, Jackson Alexander of College Station, Jordan Doremus of Springtown, Elaine Williams of Hutto and Lenci Williams of Hutto; and serveral nieces and nephews.

The family request memorials to Midway Baptist Church, 4110 E. Highway 199 Reno, or The American Cancer Society,3301 W. Freeway, Fort Worth, 76107.

Services under the direction of White's Funeral Home, Springtown, 817-220-7111.

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