Evalean Christeen Featherston

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Evalean Christeen Featherston, 89, of Piggott, Ark., passed away on March 13, 2014 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark.

She was born on March 1, 1925, in southeast Missouri, and was the daughter of the late Homer and Minnie (Boyd) Gilbert. She grew up in Pollard and lived most of her life in the Piggott-Pollard area. She has been in Jonesboro for the last four and one-half years.

She was united in marriage to Raymond Featherston on Sept. 23, 1944, and to this union three children were born.

Evalean taught for over 30 years and touched many lives. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Piggott, Ark.

Raymond preceded her in death on December 31, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Mae Dean Featherston, and son-in-law, Davis Polsgrove.

She is survived by her two sons: Danny Featherston and wife Mercy of Pembroke Pines, Fla. and Larry Featherston and wife Lynn of Jonesboro, Ark.; daughter, Barbara Polsgrove of Jonesboro, Ark.; seven grandchildren: Laurie Featherston, Christopher Polsgrove and wife Melanie , Lara Lewis and husband Chris, Ami Foster and husband Brandon, Erica Addington and husband Phillip Lynna McMillon and husband Greg and Daniel Featherston; eleven great-grandchildren: River Reynolds, Lynley Polsgrove, Evan Polsgrove, Davis Polsgrove, Riley Lewis, Ridge Lewis, Raney Lewis, Makenzie Foster, Eli Foster, Luke Foster and Stone McMillon; and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, March 14 at 5 p.m. for family and 6 p.m. for the public at Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15 in the First General Baptist Church in Piggott, Ark., with Joe Payne officiating. Burial is in Mitchell Cemetery in Greenway, Ark. Pallbearers are Christopher Polsgrove, Chris Lewis, Brandon Foster, Phillip Addington, Greg McMillon and Jim Hinkle.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was charged with the arrangements.