Evelyn Gault Grubbs was born near Sherman, MS., on November 13, 1927, to Calvert (Pete) and Ola Mae Creeley Gault. She had an older sister, Frances and later a younger brother, Bobby.
Evelyn attended Sherman school and that is where she met her future husband, Trennis (Trent) Grubbs. They both played basketball and being able to attend the ballgames gave them opportunities to be together and fall in love. Soon after graduation, Trent was called to serve in the Navy and stationed in Pensacola, FL. When able to come home on leave he and Evelyn were married on November 1, 1943 in New Albany. Evelyn was able to be with Trent when he was stationed in FL., OK, and Seattle, Washington, but from Washington, he left to serve time on the battleship, the USS Richmond. Evelyn traveled from Seattle back to Mississippi alone.
After being discharged from the Navy, Trent, Evelyn and Harold (who was born in New Albany in 1946) were living in Sherman when Trent knew God was calling him into the Gospel Ministry. Throughout the years Evelyn remained steadfast by his side as his helper and encouragement. She was always involved in Church ministries and during the years in Booneville served as Associational WMU director for Prentiss County. They served several churches over a span of nearly 65 years.
Evelyn took great pride in her role as a wife, home maker and mother. She enjoyed cooking and canning and was known for her sweet potatoes and canned pickles. She worked outside the home for a time in retail. She later attended the Northwest Community College and worked for a few years at the Home Care Medical System in Clarksdale, a business owned by her son Harold.
Evelyn was a lady of faith and accepted Christ as her personal Saviour at an early age. She attended times of worship at the Sherman Baptist Church during her youth and was currently a faithful member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church in New Albany. On February 21, 2023 Evelyn passed away. She was preceded in death by her parents, Calvert and Ola Mae Gault, her husband Trent who passed away on January 5, 2015, brother, Bobby Gault and sister, Frances Bell.
Evelyn is survived by her son, Harold Grubbs (Lynne), grandchildren, Trent Grubbs (Rhonda), Liana Grubbs (Duane), and great granddaughters, Delaney Grubbs and Alyssa Auxter.
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