Henderson Council member Mary Emma Evans dies

Henderson City Council member Garry Daeke confirmed in a telephone interview moments ago that fellow council member Mary Emma Evans died Friday night in her home in Henderson.

Evans had been fighting ovarian cancer for several years before telling an audience at the December 2010 meeting of the Vance County Board of Commissioners that the disease had advanced to a point beyond doctor’s ability to treat it.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at the South Henderson Pentacostal Holiness Church.