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Matthew Alan Evans

May 11, 1986 — Jan. 1, 2021

Posted on January 11, 2021


BAILEY — Matthew A. Evans, 34, passed away unexpectedly in a tragic car accident Jan. 1, 2021.

Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Oak Dale Cemetery, Spring Hope.

Matthew was born May 11, 1986, in Rocky Mount. He is the son of Amy Dickens Evans of Bailey and Mark Alan Evans (Ronette Evans) of Picayune, Mississippi. 

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Lawrence Evans; paternal grandmother, Joyce Evans; maternal grandfather, William Curtis Dickens; and maternal grandmother, Lottie Lou Dickens.

In addition to his parents, Matthew is survived by an older brother, Daniel Evans of Pearl River, Louisiana; his fiancé, Savannah Tedesco; a daughter, Samantha Clare Evans and son, Wyatt Alan Evans, both of Wilson; and nephew, Luke Evans of Picayune, Mississippi; and many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  

Matthew attended Spring Hope and Spaulding Elementary School in his youth. He was an alumni of Southern Nash High School, Bailey. Matthew also served in the United States Coast Guard.

He enjoyed being a father and spending time with his two children. Matthew loved fishing and gaming. He was as avid Tar Heels fan.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Samantha and Wyatt Evans Scholarship Fund, First Citizens Bank, PO Box 249, Spring Hope, NC 27882.

Arrangements are being provided by Spring Hope Funeral Home, 7881 Webbs Mill Road, Spring Hope, NC 27882. Online condolences may be made to

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