Frances "Evelyn" Cooper Basham, a lifelong resident of the Grandview area, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Friday, September 21, 2012. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 25 at 11:00 a.m. at the Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, September 24, from 6-8 p.m. at Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home in Grandview.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, William B. Basham Sr.; son, William B. (Willie B.) Basham Jr.; grandson, Cyle Williams; son-in-law, Carl Williams Jr.; brothers, M. A. Cooper Jr., Dale Cooper; and sister, Faye Rose.
Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Wynona B. McCullough, Marilu McClellen and husband Bob, Marie Williams Gatlin and husband Earl, Elaine Richards and husband Mike; daughter-in-law Elaine Basham; grandchildren, Rowlayne McCullough Hall and husband J.T., Scott McClellen and wife Lauren, Matt McClellen, Wade Basham and wife Leslie, Darla Martin Basham, Kirby Basham and wife Rita, Clint Williams and wife Elizabeth, Taylor Richards and wife Meredith; great-grandchildren, Caitlyn and Clint McClellen, Addison McClellen, Cassidy Martin, William Bryce Basham and Richard's twin boys due in January; sister Ruth Irby, nephew Wendell Irby, and niece Yvonne Cooper Shires.