Mary Evelyn (Lack) King

Monday, October 5, 2015
Mary Evelyn King

Mary Evelyn Lack King, 92, of Summerville S.C., died Oct. 3, 2015 at her home.

She was born January 27, 1923, in Ridgely, Tenn., and was the daughter of the late John "Buster" and Winnie Vera (Stewart) Lack. The family moved to the Old Lack Farm on Crowley's Ridge, near St. Francis, in 1927.

Evelyn attended Star School through the eighth grade and graduated from Piggott High School as a co-valedictorian in 1942. She worked for the Piggott draft board during World War II.

She married Calvin Alvis "John" King, of the Heelstring Community near Corning, on Oct. 5, 1945. They moved to Wayne, Mich., in 1946 and lived there most of their married lives. They lived for a short time in Traverse City, Mich., before moving to Summerville, S.C., in 2011.

John preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 2012. He was the son of the late Jasper and Hattie (Adams) King.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Clarence Ray Lack and John Bennie Lack, and her sister, Martha Ann (Lack) Winchester.

Evelyn is survived by her sons, Jalon L. King and wife, Jan, of Valparaiso, Ind., and Timothy A. King and wife, Cindy, of Summerville, S.C.; grandchildren, Jerami King and wife, Valerie, Jayme King and wife, Hannah, Jordan King and Jori King; her great-grandchildren, Chandler, Winnie, Ruth, Alice, Daniel, Rachel, Nathaniel and Abigail and one brother, Paul Dayton Lack of Lakeland, Fla.

She was cremated, and the family will conduct a private memorial at a later date.