Clarice "Joy" Evans (1925 - 2005)

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Clarice Joy (Jenkins) Evans
1925 - 2005
updated February 06, 2019
Clarice "Joy" Evans was born on September 5, 1925 in Wesson, Arkansas. She was born into the Jenkins family and married into the Evans family. She was born to Clyde William Jenkins, Sr. and Mary "Tommie" Willis, with siblings Clyde and Murle. Clarice married Willard W. Evans. She died on February 28, 2005 at At Home, El Dorado, Arkansas at age 79.


Clarice Joy (Jenkins) Evans Biography

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Clarice Evans was born on in Wesson, Union County, Arkansas United States 71749


Clarice Evans died on at At Home, in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas United States 71730

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at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas United States 71730


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184 Union 720, in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas USA 71730


Southern Arkansas University


Lion Oil Company and
TASCO Corporation in El Dorado as supervisor in the asphalt department

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Clarice Evans Obituary

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Clarice Joy Evans, 79 of 184 Union 720, Eldorado, Ar. died Monday, February 28, 2005 at her home following a sudden illness.

The daughter of Clyde W. and Mary Jenkins, she was born Sept5, 1923 in Wesson, Ar. A life long resident of Union County she was a member of Dumas Memorial United Methodist Church. She graduated from Southern Arkansas University with a degree in accounting. She retired from both Lion Oil and TASCO as a supervisor in the asphalt department; as was a member of the Desk and Derrick club. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Clyde W. Jenkins Jr.

Survivors are her husband Willard W. Evans, three daughters Linda Haynes, Carla Cribb, Debbie Jones all of El Dorado, Ar; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 10 am, Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under direction of Bailey Funeral Home with Rev. Monroe Hill officiating.

The family will be at the Jones residence at 124 Paradise Lane, El Dorado, Ar. and receive friends at the funeral home from 5 pm until 7 pm Tuesday night.

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1925 - 2005 World Events

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In 1925, in the year that Clarice "Joy" Evans was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1935, when she was only 10 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1944, at the age of 19 years old, Clarice was alive when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1972, Clarice was 47 years old when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1982, Clarice was 57 years old when on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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Houston, Texas
Herbert Jenkins
Jan 27, 1927 - Sep 21, 2001
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Alvie R Jenkins
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Violet Jenkins
Nov 22, 1912 - Oct 20, 1996
Wichita, KS
Willie Mae Jenkins
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May 23, 1893 - June 1983
Clinton, Arkansas
Marie Jenkins
Oct 21, 1913 - May 23, 2011
Crane, MO
Tom Jenkins
Jul 14, 1914 - August 1971
Mabel Jenkins
Nov 10, 1888 - March 1984
Harrison, Arkansas
Sadie Jenkins
Aug 13, 1924 - October 1987
Anna J Jenkins
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