Evelyn Parrish Fowler

Published 5:20 pm Monday, May 12, 2014

Evelyn Parrish Fowler

May 10, 2014

Evelyn Parrish Fowler, 86, passed away peacefully at home in The Woodlands, Texas, on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Visitation will be held at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel, Miss., from 1-2:30 pm Wednesday, May 14, 2014 with graveside services to follow at 3 p.m. at Union Line Cemetery in Soso, Miss.

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Evelyn was born Evelyn Doris Parrish on June 9, 1927 in Soso, Miss., to Elvin John Parrish and Bessie Flynt Parrish.  She grew up in Soso and married Roy Odell Fowler on June 28, 1947.  After living in Starkville, Roxie, and Columbia, Miss., they settled down in Poplarville, Miss., and raised their family.  She worked as a sales clerk in retail and as a teacher assistant in Poplarville elementary and high schools.  Evelyn and Roy served as agricultural missionaries in the Philippines in 1980.  She was a member of Poplarville Baptist Church and later she moved to Hattiesburg where she was a member of Hattiesburg Baptist Church.  She enjoyed music and was a member of the choir at both churches.  Later she moved the The Woodland, to live with her daughter. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her beautiful soul will be missed on this earth, but she is now sharing joy and peace with the Lord.

Preceding her in death were: her husband, Roy O. Fowler; her parents, Elvin J. and Bessie F. Parrish; her brothers, Ellis Parrish, Hollis Parrish; her sisters, Audie Hollaway and Patsy Eubanks.

Evelyn is survived by: her sons, Sam R. Fowler (Jann) of Auburn, Ala., and David G. Fowler (Myra) of Brandon, Miss.; and her daughter, Robin F. Scruggs (Don) of The Woodlands; her brother, Jimmy Ray Parrish; her sister, Hazel Moss Shows; her grandchildren: Roman Fowler, Nikolas Fowler, Mallory Love, Elizabeth Ken, Erin Scruggs, Bradley Fowler, and Adam Fowler; and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the American Cancer Society. Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  To view and sign the family guest book, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com.