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Merrill Cleveland Evans

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Merrill Cleveland Evans Obituary
Evans, Merrill Cleveland

Whaleyville—Merrill C. "Pete" Evans, age 78, of Whaleyville, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2012 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, surrounded by his loving family.

Merrill was a retired truck driver and worked for Cargill in Frankford for several years. He was a member of Moose Lodge #654, Red man's Lodge and the Elks Lodge. He was a lifetime member of the Showell Fire Department. Merrill was an avid country music fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Cleveland Evans and Anna Hastings Evans; siblings, Harold, Rodman and Paul Evans, Gracie Kushela and Elsie Gray.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Evelyn; a daughter, Angel Simpson and her husband Graham; a son, Merrill C. Evans, Jr., and his wife Theresa. Two grandchildren, Michael G. Simpson and his wife Janelle and Ashley L. Jackson and her husband Ryan.

Funeral and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to, Showell U.M. C., 10722 Bishopville Rd, Bishopville, MD. 21813 or the Wicomico Humane Society, 5130 Citation Dr., Salisbury, MD. 21804.

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Published in The Daily Times on Oct. 24, 2012
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