ELLENBORO-Evans Lovelace, 91, of Pinehurst Road, Ellenboro, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at SECU Hospice House of Rutherford County.
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A native of Rutherford County, he was born on Sep. 15, 1921, a son of the late William Samuel and Mary Jones Lovelace. He retired from Dicey Fabric as a supervisor and was also a United States Army veteran having served in World War II. He was a member of Joshua Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and a door greeter.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Madge Whisnant Lovelace; two brothers, Emmit Lovelace and Ernest Lovelace; and one sister, Mildred Jackson. He is survived by his second wife, Bonnie Murray Lovelace; two sons, Steven Lovelace of Morganton, and Timothy Gene Lovelace of Spindale; one daughter, Joyce Lovelace Foster of Mooresboro; four stepsons, Doug Murray, the Rev. Neil Murray of Ellenboro, Faron Murray of Sunshine, and Robbie Murray of Ellenboro; one brother, Eddie Lovelace of Gaffney; his grandchildren, Angela Butler, Robin Segers, Sally Lovelace, Sarah Lovelace, Samuel Lovelace; one great grandchild, Taylor Butler; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Joshua Baptist Church.
Funeral Service: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Joshua Baptist Church of Bostic
Officiated By: The Rev. Neil Murray
Burial: Following the service at Sandy Run Baptist Church Cemetery, 210 E. Church Street, Mooresboro, with military honors accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.
Funeral Home: McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral Home is serving the Lovelace family
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Joshua Baptist Church, 590 US Highway 74 Business, Bostic, N.C. 28018
An online guest register is available at www.mckinneylandrethcarroll.com
Published in Shelby Star on Nov. 24, 2012