Oct. 8, 1935 – May 5, 2023
Funeral services for Evelyn Elizabeth Upton were May 12, 2023, at Knoxo Baptist Church, burial at Knoxo Baptist Church Cemetery, Rev. Jim Ennis officiating.
Born to Jesse Leonard and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Bullock at home in the Knoxo community where she lived much of her life, she moved to Conroe, TX, in 2013 to be near her daughter before returning to Tylertown in April 2019 to Diversicare Nursing Home.
She attended Knoxo Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. She attended Mississippi College where she received her bachelor’s and Southern Miss where she received her master’s degree. She taught school for over 40 years in the Pascagoula area and in Franklinton. She loved to garden and can fruits and vegetables, also cook big meals and make homemade pies. She was proud of her family history and family farm that has been in the family for more than 170 years and is still in the family and being used for cattle and timber.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Holland Upton; sons, Guy Calhoun Faggard and Jeffery Leonard Faggard.
She is survived by her daughter Angela Faggard Love (Les Osborne) Pascagoula; stepchildren, Ken Upton (Angel) Kokomo, Joe Upton (Barbara) Kokomo, and Kathy Massey of Columbia; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Joseph Upton, Kenan Upton, Eric Upton, Neil Sayes, Joel Sayes, and Anthony Faggard.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation to the American Alzheimer’s Assn. or a charity of your choice.
Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com