Richard Tabb Evans, Jr.

October 11, 2011


MURFREESBORO – Richard Tabb Evans Jr., age 73, of the 100 Block of Holly Hill Road, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Guardian Care of Ahoskie.

He was born October 19, 1937 in Hertford County a son of the late Richard Tabb Evans Sr. and Louise Whitley Evans.

Mr. Evans was a retired buyer for W.H. Basnight & Company in Ahoskie and was an active member of Murfreesboro Baptist Church where he served as a former deacon. He was a member and past president of Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce, an active member of the Murfreesboro Historical Association, and was formerly Keeper of the Rea Museum.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Ann Brown Evans of the home; a daughter, Kay Jones and husband, Mark of Ahoskie, NC; a son Richard ‘Tabb’ Evans III and wife, Gina of Charlotte, NC; sisters Betty Whitley of Virginia Beach, VA, Judy Piersall of Portsmouth, VA, and Gayle Hefty of Richmond, VA; and grandchildren Drew Jones, Evans Jones, Mary Claire Evans and Ben Evans.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Murfreesboro Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Lee Canipe and Rev. Thomas Caulkins officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home. Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 3737 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Evans family. Friends and family may send their condolences to

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Bobbie Armstrong
12 years ago

Dear Kay and Family

We are so sorry for your loss. Words can’t really express anyone’s feelings at a time like this but there is a process that leads you to think of the good times that you all had and you will be able to look back with a smile.

Thinking of you,

Don, Bobbie and Meredith Armstrong