ERWIN — Mrs. Evelyn Russ Lockamy, 85, passed away Monday evening, Oct. 18, 2021, at Duke-Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh. She was born in Robeson County on April 6, 1936, to the late Woodrow and Mary Wilson Russ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Lockamy; and a brother, Jerry Russ.
Evelyn served on the Plain View Fire Department as an EMS for more that 10 years. She also worked beside her husband, Elwood, painting and putting on siding.
A funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home by Pastors Eddie Smith and Nick McCorquodale. Burial will follow in Devotional Gardens.
She is survived by four sons, Donald McCorquodale and wife Judy, Bobby McCorquodale and wife Nancy, Dennis McCorquodale and wife Gail, and Jack McCorquodale and wife Karen; stepson, Douglas Lockamy, all of Dunn; a daughter, Margaret Johnson of Erwin; three stepdaughters, Betty Brittain and husband Eddie of Dunn, Barbara Jean Porter and husband Danny of Dunn, and Patricia Alcon and husband Glenn of Greensboro; seven brothers, Cecil Russ of Chicago, William Russ of Lumberton, Thomas Russ of Lumberton, Harold Russ of Riverview, Florida, Donald Ray Russ of Lumberton, and Danny Russ of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; two sisters, Edna Haywood of Lumberton and Mary Cropsey of Chicago; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603.