Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Valda Carline Boyd and James A. Evans

Todays newspaper clippings are about the 50th wedding anniversary of Valda Carline Boyd and James A. Evans.  Valda's parents were George Scott Boyd and Martha "Mattie" Rogers.  Valda's sister was Marguerite Boyd and her brother was Eugene P. Boyd.  George had worked as a cashier in the Dresden Bank which was owned by the Moran family.  When the depression hit there was a run on the Dresden Bank.  No longer employed he moved his family to east Tennessee and began working for the Eastman Company along with his son-in-law Herbert G. Stone.

The events took place November 11 1958.

Mr. and Mrs. H.G. STONE of Kingsport, Tenn., entertained Dr. and Mrs. James A. EVANS, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. EVANS, Jr, of New Orleans, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. PITCAIRN, also Mr and Mrs. E.P. BOYD of Memphis, Tenn, at a dinner party on Thursday night at the Buena Vista Motel dining room.  Mrs. STONE is a sister of Mrs. EVANS; she and Mr. STONE were here for the EVANS' golden wedding anniversary celebration.
Mr. and Mrs. E.P. BOYD of Memphis, Tenn., entertained Dr. and Mrs. J.A. EVANS, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. EVANS, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. W.R. PITCAIRN, Mr. and Mrs. H.G. STONE at a dinner party on Friday night, at the Friendship House. Mr. BOYD is a brother of Mrs. EVANS, and he and Mrs. BOYD were here to attend the 50th wedding anniversary of Dr. and Mrs. EVANS.

H.G. STONE is Herbert Given STONE.  He married Valda Carline Boyd's sister, Josephine Marguerite BOYD.  
Mr. J.A. EVANS JR, is the son of Valda and James EVANS.  He married Mary K. PATRICK.
W.R. PITCAIRN is William Ross PITCAIRN Jr.  He married Alice V. EVANS, the daughter of Valda and James EVANS.
E.P. BOYD is Eugene P. BOYD. He is Valda Carline BOYD's brother.  At this time I don't know who he married.

Our of town guests for the Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration of Dr. and Mrs. James A. EVANS were:
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. GABLE and Dr. and Mrs. Gerald P. GABLE, Hattiesburg, Miss.;
Mr. and Mrs. I.C. DIMMICK, Mrs. W.B. THOMPSON and Mrs. T.C. MOODY, Lake Charles, La.;
Mr. and Mrs. E.P. BOYD, Memphis, Tenn.; Mr. and Mrs. H.G. STONE and Mr. and Mrs. Flem DOBYNS, Kingsport, Tennl;
Mrs. A.A. HRUSCHKA, Alice and Albert HRUSCHKA of Goose Bya, Labrador;
Mr. and Mrs. W.L. COATS, MR. John P. COATS, Miss Robyn WILLIAMS, Fort Pierce, Fla.;
Dr. and Mrs. S.L. HOLLINGSWORTH and MR. James HOLLINGSWORTH, Columbus, Miss.;
Mrs. Fred PREU, Washington;
Rev. and Mrs. Chas. SCHULTZ, Eula Margaret and Herbert SCHULTZ, Lucedale, Miss.;
Mrs. W.E. SAMPSON, Mrs and Mrs. S. H. Dunlap, Mr. W. Dunlap JOHNSON, Houston, Texas;
Mrs. Chas. RATCLIFFE, of Mobile, Ala.;
The Rev. and Mrs. C.C. CLARK, Jackson, Miss.;
Mrs. E.A. ALLEN, Mr. Howard LETISSIER, and Mrs. Rosalind COOPER, Pass Christian;
Mrs. Chas. S. Gainer BRYAN, Texas; 
Mrs. Charles s. PIPKIN, Beaumont, Texas; 
Mrs. Tom FORD, Columbia, Miss.; 
From New Orleans, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. EVANS, Mr. and Mrs. Troy HARKEY, Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Sadler, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. EVANS Jr. and children Tom and Cathy; Mr. and Mrs. Rufus WEBB, Mrs. Alma GALLE, Mr. and Mrs Rudolph VORBUSCH, Mrs Lester F. ALEXANDER, Mrs. Paul George LACROIX, and Mr and Mrs. W.H. RUSSELL.

Dr. and Mrs. Evans Observe 50th Wedding Anniversary
Dr. and Mrs. James A. EVANS celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Tuesday, November 11, at their home on 610 North Beach Boulevard.

Dr. Evans and the former Valda Carline Boyd were married in the Methodist Church in Dresden, Tennessee, November 11, 1908.

They have one daughter, Mrs. W.R. Pitcairn, of Bay St. Louis and a son James A. Evans, Jr. of New Orleans and four grand children.

Dr. Evans came to Bay S. Louis in 1905 upon completion of his dental studies at Tulane University, New Orleans, and Mrs. Evans came as his bride in 1908.

The honorees received their guests in the reception hall of their home, where they stood in front of a large French mirror and heirloom in the Evans family.  A table fronting the mirror held a tall arrangement of large yellow mums flanked on either side by brass candelabra holding lighted yellow tapers.

Receiving with Dr. and Mrs. Evans were their daughter and Mr. Pitcairn, their son and Mrs. Evans, Jr., Mrs. Evans brother.....continued on Page Seven

Unfortunately we are missing page seven.

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