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Evelyn Dyer

August 28, 1929 — September 26, 2018

Evelyn Dyer

Evelyn Marie Williams Dyer, age 89, of Gatesville, passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at her home.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2018 at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bruce Cox and Larry C. McDonald officiating.  Burial will follow at Jonesboro Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.Evelyn was born on August 28, 1929 in Coryell County to the late Tenie Roger Williams and Berniece Alberta Hinson Williams.  She grew up in Jonesboro and graduated from Jonesboro High School.  She attended Clifton Junior College and Central Texas University.  Evelyn married Fred Dyer, Jr. on April 9, 1949 and he preceded her in death on December 18, 1990.  In May 1948, she went to work for the National Bank in Gatesville, until going to work for Cameron Lumber Company in 1954, and worked there until 1963.  From 1964 to 1965, she sold insurance and real estate.  In 1965, she became the owner and operator of Dyer’s Restaurant in Fort Gates, until her retirement in 1993.  She was Past Matron of the Gatesville Chapter #1005 of the Order of The Eastern Star, Past District Deputy of the Grand Chapter of Texas.  She received her 60 year appreciation certificate and pin in 2018. She received a meritorious award from the Texas National Guard in 1983.  She loved to garden, play golf, fish, cook, and sew.  She was a member of White Mound Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her sister, Wanda J. Williams; and brothers, J.T. Williams, Roger H. Williams and Ray Don Williams.Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Deborah (Debbie) Jean Dyer and Suzanne (Suzie) Arnold and husband, Gene, all of Gatesville; son, Fred (Trey) Dyer III and wife, Rene of Huntsville, Alabama; four grandchildren, Peyton Dyer, Travis Koontz and wife Gloria, Dawn Hamilton Pratt and husband David, Gena Arnold Kerins and husband, Doug; and nine great-grandchildren, Magnolia, Landon, Lane, Madilyn, Latham, Jace, Mary Kate, Robert, and Douglas.Memorials may be made to White Mound Baptist Church, P.O. Box 103, Mound, TX 76558 or to the Boys and Girls Club, 2533 E. Main Street, Gatesville, TX 76528.
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