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Ruthie T. Evans

October 3, 1954 — February 4, 2016

The sweet and beautiful life of Ruthie T. Evans came to a peaceful rest on Thursday, February 4, 2016, as she was comforted by her children. A home going service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Pleasant Hill A.M.E. Church where Rev. Tommy Bourgeois is the pastor. Rev. Thomas Brazil will officiate and Rev. Rex Smith, Sr., eulogist. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Public visitation will be from Friday, February 12, 2016 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. Ruthie Teresa Hunter was born on October 3, 1954 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas to the union of Leroy and Louise Dickerson Hunter. She was raised in the Joan Community of Arkadelphia and as a littel girl she united with Pleasant Hill A.M.E. Church. Ruthie grew up to be a smart and intelligent young lady. She excelled in academics and graduated from Arkadelphia High School in 1972. She met and married Arthur Lee Evans on May 8, 1976. Together they raised four sons, Perry, Jasper, Derrick and Johnny. Ruthie and Arthur centered their lives around their sons. Ruthie was a great mother and an encourager. She worked hard to provide a stable and nourishing home for her sons. The principals of hard work and determination that she taught; she applied to her own life. She made a big step and enrolled as a student at Ouachita Technical College, now College of the Ouachitas in Malvern, Arkansas. There she studied dietary management and earned her dietitian certification. This was one of the most notable accomplishments of her life. She was employed as a dietitian at AMI/National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs for over 15 years until she retired due to her health. She had a very strong work ethic. Ruthie always put her best foot forward for any project, job or situation concerning her family and friends Ruthie and Arthur shared 41 years of life together until his passing on Thursday, February 5, 2015. She was also preceded in death by her parents and siblings. Ruthie’s life was simple, but full. She enjoyed being with her family laughing and reminiscing about the “good ole days.” She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend. Her presence will be forever missed, yet her memory will live on forever. Precious memories will remain with her sons: Perry (Monica) McCauley, Jasper (Queen) Evans, Derrick (Brandi) Evans and Johnny Hall all of Malvern, AR; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; her sisters, Pat (Freddy) Nunn of Little Rock, AR, Mary Whitaker of Arkadelphia, AR and Sandra Jones of Hot Springs, AR; her brothers, Royal Hunter of Richmond, VA and Odis Hunter of Lexington, KY; four aunts, Zelma Smith of Arkadelphia, AR, Eloise Blackmon of Hot Springs, AR, Betty King of Los Angeles, CA, and Amboline House of Arkadelphia, AR; three sisters-in-law, Elsie Hamilton of Holland Park, MI, Diana (James) Langley of Arkadelphia, AR and Sandra (David) Gamble of Holland Park, MI; a host of nieces, nephews, several cousins and friends.
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Friday, February 12, 2016

12:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Pleasant Hill A.M.E. Church

2475 AR-51, Arkadelphia, AR 71923

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