UNION — Mrs. Evelyn Elizabeth Sumner Addison, 94, widow of James Harley "Jay-Bird" Addison Jr., passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.
Mrs. Addison was born in Union, Dec. 22, 1918, a daughter of the late Murphy and Elease Leonhardt Sumner. She was a graduate of Union High School and retired from Milliken, Co. Mrs. Addison was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where she was a member of the Keen-Agers Club.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are a daughter, Jo Carol Smith and husband William of Union; a son, James Harley "Sonny" Addison III and wife Linda of Gastonia, N.C.; four grandchildren, Donna Cody and husband Don and Ricky Smith and wife Amy, all of Union, Rev. Dr. Ridgeway Addison and wife Sarah of Washington, D.C., and Heather Breese and husband Chris of Gastonia, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, Kayla Cody, Brett Smith and Brooke Smith; several nieces and nephews and a special family member and care-giver, Alien Smith.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff and nurses of Ellen Sagar Nursing Home and Hospice Care of South Carolina, for their care and concern of Mrs. Addison during her illness.
Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Robert Chapman.
Visitation will be held at the graveside immediately following the service.
Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, Building Fund, 915 S. Pinckney St., Union, S.C. 29379 or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605.
The family will be at the home of her daughter, Jo Carol and William Smith, 110 Gregory St., Union.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc.