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Obituary for Evelyn Lorraine Riles Holland

Funeral services for Evelyn Lorraine Riles Holland, 100, of Vidalia, LA will be held at Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Vidalia on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 12 noon with Bro. Shannon Pennington officiating. Interment will be at 2:30PM in O'Zion Baptist Church Cemetery (4775 Berrytown Rd Meadville, MS 39653), under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.

Evelyn was born on Sunday, January 29, 1922 in Mount Hermon, LA. and passed away Friday, August 19, 2022 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She proudly served the country in the United States Army as a Med-tech. Evelyn was a member of Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church. Her favorite hobbies was cooking, sewing, and quilting. More importantly, she loved spending time with her family and bossing them around nicely. She would do anything for anyone, and she was the sweetest, kindest soul you could ever meet. Evelyn was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt. She will be missed by everyone who knew her,

She was reunited with her husband, Alfred H. Holland; parents, J.E. Riles and Rena Dedon Riles; brothers, J.W. Riles and Retus Riles; sisters, Irma Lou Williamson, Gerrylene Williamson, and Elvie Moak; and sons-in-law, Bobby Pell and C.P. Cavin.

Those left behind to cherish Evelyn's memory are her daughters, Peggy Cavin, Rose Tillery both of Vidalia, LA, and Laveda Pell of Vicksburg, MS; grandchildren, Amanda McGarry & her husband Clint of Church Hill, MS, Emily Cavin & George Ashley of Vidalia, LA, Charlotte Buckles & her husband Robbie of Vidalia, LA, Shanna Tullos of Vidalia, LA, James Tullos & his wife Adelia of Benton, LA, Sonny Pell & his wife Ashley of Vicksburg, MS, and Spencer Pell of Pearl, MS; great-grandchildren, Marlee McGarry, Avery Tullos, Maddox Tullos, Christian Michael Lancaster, Tatum Pell, Kendall Pell, Zoe Pell, Trey Buckles, Abbey Buckles, Abbu Murphy, and Emily Murphy; and a host of nieces, nephews, and family.

Those honoring Evelyn as pallbearers are James Tullos, Clint McGarry, Sonny Pell, Maddox Tullos, Christian Micheal Lancaster, Richard Guy, George Ashley, and Monty Braley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Melvin Campbell, Keith Graves, Joel Moak, John Moak, Jerry Holland, Dustin Birely, Spencer Pell, and Pat Anders.

The family will receive friends at Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Vidalia on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 from 10AM until service time at 12 noon.

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