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“I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping you find comfort in all of your happy memories together. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Tona Crow-Hulsey - Mabank, TX

“Cecillia, I am so sorry for your loss. Remember to call upon the Lord as you go through these sad times. We all will be thinking about you and...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: MAUREEN SCHNITZ STINSON - TX

“May God hold you close, wipe your tears and fill your sadness with sweet memories. My prayers are with you at this sad time. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Mary (Quiroz) Thomson - Kankakee, IL

“Cecilia, I am so sorry to hear of your lose. I remember when I first met Duane at your beautiful wedding in 1963 in Garland and was so impressed...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Becky Bradley - Temple, TX

“So sorry to hear of Duane's passing. He was a dear man and will be missed. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Bill Baker - Fayetteville, AR

“Cecilia and family, So sorry we missed visitation and funeral..We loved you and Duane and family for the years that we were so fortunate to have...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Jo & John Ash - TX

“Just happened to see the obit online. I am sorry for the loss of your father, and husband. May God wrap his arms around ya'll and give you comfort....Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Melody Davis Hand - Joinerville, TX

“Mr. Duane, such a sweet, wonderful man. Cecilia, so sorry. I know your heart is hurting. I have thought of y'all so many times since leaving...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Teena Edwards - Gladewater, TX

“As a young accompianist at Trinity Baptist Church, I reveled in playing for Duane! He was so easy to work with and blessed the Lord every time he...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Marilyn Martin - Houston, TX

“My father. We'll meet again. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Kevin Evans - Greenville, TX

“Sorry for you loss. I'll really miss Duwayne ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: jim stroud - joinerville, TX

“Cecilia, We have so many wonderful memories of you and Duane and the days you were at FBC Mount Enterprise. I didn't know of all his accomplishments...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Marilyn Vaught - GARY, TX

“Kevin, Judy, Clay, Blake and Cecelia, You are in our thoughts and prayers in this time of loss. Love, Eva and Donald Hargrave ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Eva Hargrave - Daingerfield, TX

“So very sorry to hear of your loss. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace, understanding and rest. You are in my prayers. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Sherry Nichols - Henderson, TX

“May God bless your family with His peace that passes all understanding. Lloyd & Gina Mahaffey, Matt 5:4 ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Gina Mahaffey - Tyler, TX

“I will miss my good neighbor - I have many happy memories of Duane - I envy him his new address! Cecelia, I'm sure we'll talk of him often. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Bette Parent - Henderson, TX


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Funeral services for Carroll Duane Evans, age 77, of Henderson, will be held at Rader Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 2:00pm. Brother Bill Tisdale will officiate assisted by Don Hilton of the Southside Baptist Church in Aurora, MO, and Mark Fried of Forest Home Baptist Church in Kilgore, and Robert Hall of First Baptist Church Henderson. Burial will follow in the Laneville Cemetery. Mr. Evans went to be with his Savior and Lord on Sunday, March 18, 2012 after a lengthy illness. He was born December 17, 1934 in Henderson, Texas to Mildred and Carroll Evans. He graduated New London High School in 1953 where his father was football coach and agriculture teacher, and his mother was a first grade teacher. He graduated from Sam Houston University in 1957 and was a member of Phi Mu Alph, a music fraternity. He then attended Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth to prepare him for the Baptist Music Ministry. After 2 years he moved to Nashville, Tenn. to sing with Broadman Chorale and record songs for a new Baptist Hymnal. After completing that project he went into full time evangelism. He led revivals in Texas, Maui, and Japan with the Baptist New Life Movement. He married Cecilia Taber in 1963, who joined him in evangelism, doing chalk drawings to accompany his solos. As the boys were born, he went into church music and served locally at Trinity Baptist Church, Forest Home Baptist, First Baptist Overton, and retired after 13 years at First Baptist Mt. Enterprise. He sang with the Century Men of Nashville and the Singing Men of East Texas as well as a barbershop group in Longview. He is survived by his wife Cecilia , and sons Kevin and wife Judy of Greenville, TX , Kyle and his wife Valarie of Coppers Canyon, TX and Keith and wife Cyndi of Casper, WY as well as four grandchildren Blake, Clay, Erin, and Amanda. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be at the Rader Funeral Home in Henderson Friday the 23rd of March from 6pm~8pm. Pallbearers will be Farrell Dorsey, John Taylor, Buddy Vinson, Kevin and Kyle Evans and Jim Mayo. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartsway Hospice, 1306 Pine Tree Road in Longview TX. 75604 or to Margaret's House, Beacon Hospice, 5016 Gilmer Rd. Longview, TX 75604 in lieu of flowers.

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