Evelyn Evon Deaton – Obituary

By  | May 16, 2019 | Filed under: Obituaries, Roselawn Funeral Home

Obituary of Evelyn Evon DeatonEvelyn Evon Deaton, 88, of Decatur, will be Friday, May 17, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. He will be laid to rest in Roselawn Cemetery. Rev. John Chesser of Riverside Cathedral will be officiating, along with grandson Matthew Hamm presenting a short eulogy. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. She is preceded in death by her first husband, William Travis Hamm, and her second husband, Arthur Thomas Deaton; parents, David Archie Parker and Edna Powell Parker; four brothers, Orville James “Bud”, Jack, and Bobby; two sisters, June Hamm, and Eva Mason. And her oldest grandson, William Thomas Speegle “Tommy”. Evelyn was born and raised in Red Bay, Alabama in Franklin County. Evelyn and Arthur lived in the Alabama area for many years due to his employment with NASA Space Center. She was a homemaker and loving mother with a strong church ethic. Later the family transferred to Texas to retire with the Johnson Space Center, ultimately returning to Alabama to be near family. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Hamm Owensby and Barbara Hamm Payne, both of Decatur; one son, William David Hamm(Celia), of Hartselle, Alabama, six grandsons; two great-grandsons, two great-great-grandsons, two great-granddaughters, and one great-great-granddaughter. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Tracey Speegle, Jonathan Payne, Matthew Hamm, Daniel Hamm, Joseph Hamm. One honorary pallbearer, Stanley Malone. The family wishes to extend gratitude to Southern Care Hospice for their tender loving care of Mrs. Deaton. Roselawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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