Evelyn Covil Chapman

Published 11:03 am Thursday, January 27, 2011

Evelyn Covil Chapman, 96, of Howard Gap Rd., Tryon, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 in St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Richard Earl and Odessa Newman Covil. She was the wife of Demus Chapman, who died in 1997. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Tryon First Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Ann C. Murphey and Jane C. Strong, both of Evans, Ga.; one son, Austin E. Chapman of Tryon; one brother, Carrol Covil of Charlotte, N.C.; three half-brothers, Charles, Arthur Earl and Hugh Covil. She leaves six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Ned and Francis Covil and two sisters, Myrtle and Alma Covil.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 in Polk Memorial Gardens, with Dr. Darryl E. Maxwell officiating.

Memorials may be made to Tryon First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1287, Tryon, N.C. 28782.

An online guest register may be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.