Obituaries for Wednesday, July 16

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Dr. W. Buell Evans

Services for Dr. W. Buell Evans of Huntsville, Ala., are 3 p.m.,Thursday, July 17, at Shiloh Baptist church with burial in thechurch cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from noon – 2:30 p.m., at the church.

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Dr. Evans, 85, died July 13, 2003. He was born in Monticello onJune 5, 1918, to Walter and Genevia Evans.

He was a retired professor from Emory University. He graduatedvaledictorian from Monticello High School in 1935, then earned adouble major in mathematics and chemistry at University of SouthernMississippi in 1939, graduating summa cum laude and receiving theBest Citizen Award. He also earned a master’s degree in mathematicsand physics in 1941 from LSU, a master’s degree in meteorology fromMIT, and a PhD in mathematics from University of Illinois in 1950.Following his first baccalaureate from Louisiana State University,he worked briefly as a weather observer with the Unites StatesWeather Bureau before becoming an assistant professor at LSU.

Evans joined the Air Force and was stationed in Cambridge, Mass.He was an instructor for the Flying Cadets, and also served in Utahbefore returning to Mississippi in 1942. He later served in theKorean Conflict and was stationed in Tokyo, Japan for two and ahalf years. He was an assistant professor at Georgia Institute ofTechnology (Georgia Tech) for two years. He traveled with a groupfrom UCLA as a visiting engineering professor to teach atJogjakarta, a university in Indonesia, for four years.

Then he taught as a full professor for 20 years in theDepartment of Mathematics at Emory University before retiring asprofessor emeritus. During his tenure, he took a year longsabbatical to teach at Federal University in Recife, Brazil. Evansalso enjoyed music and ballroom dancing as well as tree farming ona farm his parents left him and his siblings that he has passed onto his son.

Survivors are his wife, Dr. Margaret Peters Evans; hisdaughters, Patricia Hilliard of Williamsburg, Va., and MargaretRich of La Porte, Ind.; his son, David Evans of Huntsville, Ala.;and eight grandchildren.

Robin Lane Hutson

Services for Robin Lane Hutson of Ponchatoula, La., are 8 p.m.,Thursday, July 17, at Crossgate Church with burial in JohnstonStation Cemetery. Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home is in chargeof arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 5-8 p.m., at the church.

Mr. Hutson, 66, died July 11, 2003, at his residence. He was anative of Johnston Station.

Preceding him in death were his parents, T.J. and Ola Mae BrownHutson; and a brother, James Hutson.

Survivors are his daughters, Lisa Lane Ellis of Las Vegas, Nev.,and Rhonda Jane Hutson of Waitpark, Minn.; his son, Navy PettyOfficer 2nd Class T.J. Hutson of Silverdale, Wash.; his brother,Donald Hutson of Albany, La.; and three grandchildren.

John Roy Martin

Services for John Roy Martin of Wesson were 11 a.m., July 15, atStringer Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Zion Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Martin, 75, died July 13, 2003, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson.

Preceding him in death were three brothers, J.P. “Pete” MartinJr., Ray Martin and Prentiss “Buddy” Martin; and agreat-granddaughter, Harley Madison Johnson.

Survivors are his wife, Frankie Jackson Martin; his daughters,Martha Cowen and Ann Smith, both of Crystal Springs; his sons, JohnThomas Martin of Jackson, Ronnie Martin and John Paul Martin, bothof Wesson, Douglas Martin of Ackerman, and “Jabo” Carr and NelsonCarr, both of Georgetown; his sisters, Lucille Keys and Anna LauraTucker, both of Wesson; his brother, Charlie A. Martin of Wesson;16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.