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Maxine Evans, 82, of Commerce passed away Aug. 21, 2010, in Greenville.
She was born Sept. 4, 1927, in Corpus Christi to Maurice T. and Fannie Little Hughes.
While living in Dallas, Maxine was an active member of the Park Cities Baptist Church. She was a member of the Garden Club and the Temco Comet Club, an organization for the wives of the Temco employees. While living in Garland she was active in the PTA for her children who were in school at that time. When she moved to Commerce in 1963 she continued in the PTA as more of the children started to school. She was a devout Christian and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Commerce where she was a Sunday school teacher and active in the WMU. She was also president of the Women’s Culture Club of Commerce from 1998 to 2000.
But even with all her community involvement and church service, Maxine loved being a wife, mother and “Nana” more than anything.
Maxine is survived by her husband, Gary Evans of Commerce; her children, Randall and Dee Evans of Heath, Russell and Debbie Evans of Nashville, Tenn., Marla Evans of Roanoke, Roger Evans of Lebanon, Tenn., and Ron and Kathleen Evans of Rockwall; her grandchildren, Lori and Rob Furlow and Crystal Evans, all of Nashville, Tenn., Brittany Evans of Dallas, Ryan and Tiffany Evans of Cumby, Casey and Sarette McMurry of Honolulu, Hawaii, Matthew McMurry of Grapevine, Hayley Chapman of Roanoke, Keisha and Jeramy Edwards of Commerce, and Sam Evans and Molly Kate, both of Rockwall; and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted at the Dallas National Cemetery at 2:15 p.m. today.
Visitation was from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.
In lieu of usual remembrances, the family has requested that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Commerce, 1401 Washington Street, Commerce, Texas 75428.
Online condolences may be made at www.jones-walkerandson.com or www.commercejournal.com.
Published on  August 26, 2010
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