Benjamin J. "Ben" Evans, 78, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in Hot Springs.

He was born Jan. 26, 1935 in New Orleans to James and Clare Evans.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carolyn Kidd Evans; two infant sons; and an infant grandson; his brother James Evans II; and sister Betty Evans Sullivan.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie Maxwell Evans; daughters, Cindy Evans Johnson of Hot Springs and Dee Ann Evans of Seattle, Washington; grandson, Ethan Johnson; step-son, Ron Maxwell of Little Rock; step-daughters, Jan Beauchamp of Ft. Smith and Misti Hart of Benton; six grandchildren; and eight nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., today, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Little Rock. Burial will be in Baton Rouge, La.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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