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Evelyn Crews Tune King

Evelyn Crews Tune King, 95 years old, died Jan. 18, 2014 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Evie and Herb Cox, in Lottsburg.  

Evelyn and her husband, “King,” made their home in Emporia, where she was an active member of Main Street Methodist Church.  After moving to Lottsburg, she joined St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Heathsville.  

Evelyn loved her friends, dogs, sports, sewing, reading and most of all, her family. She was a great storyteller, remembering details that made history come alive.

She is survived by her daughter, Evelyn (Evie) King Cox, and husband Herbert Bartle Cox; sons William (Pete) Esta King and wife Judy Mills King of Summerfield, N.C., and Charles (Boots) Booker King and wife Donna Gebhardt King of Richmond.  

Other survivors are her grandsons, Richard Mark Cox and wife Susan Dillon Cox, Herbert David Cox and wife Alison Nyhof Cox, William Esta King Jr. and wife Wendy Stephens King; her granddaughters, Kathryn Diane Alexander and Lauren Elizabeth King; seven great-granddaughters, three great-grandsons; a number of nieces and nephews; and beloved sisters-in-law Dot M. King and Philly K. Landrum.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Esta Nathaniel King Jr.  Evelyn was born on a farm, which she loved, in Vernon Hill, on Sept. 26, 1918.  She was the daughter of the late Minnie Boyd Tune and William Anthony Tune.  

She was preceded in death by four brothers, John Rudolph Tune, William Boyd Tune, Younger McDowell Tune and Julian Scott Tune; and one sister, Lena Victoria Tune Clements.

The family is grateful for her life so filled with love and all who enriched it.  Special thanks to members of Riverside Tappahannock Hospice who gave her and her family such loving care and comfort.

A memorial service to celebrate Evelyn’s life will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Heathsville on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. with private burial at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Vernon Hill.  

Arrangements are made by Tharp Family Funeral Home in Lynchburg.  

The family asks in lieu of flowers to consider donations to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 40, Heathsville, VA 22473 or Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Thomas B. Hall at P. O. Box 2, Vernon Hill, VA 24597.   

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, is assisting the family, (434) 237-9424, www.tharpfuneralhome.com.