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Evelena A McCain
Dec 05, 1921 to Dec 18, 2014


Evelena Anthony McCain, 93, affectionately known as “Diva”, departed this earthly life on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter. Born December 5, 1921, in Sumter County, she was the daughter of the late Eugene Anthony and Sylvia Peterson Anthony. She was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. She was a lifelong member of Shepherd United Methodist Church, where she served on the usher board and as a member of the United Methodist Women. She loved the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her church. Evelena loved her family, they were her joy; she instilled in them to love everybody and help someone if you can. Most of all she wanted her family to stay in Church, love the Lord and each other. She was a strong believer in God. Her favorite scripture was Matthew 7:8, “Ask and ye shall be given, knock and the door shall be open”. Evelena is survived by her husband of 61 years, Clyde McCain, Sr.; her children, Clyde (Ann) McCain, Jr., James (Raychelle) McCain, Steve (Ella) MCain, John (Angela) McCain, Bobby Anthony, Leon Anthony, and Evelyn McCain; a special granddaughter, Quashana (Shaun) McCain; a special caregiver, Mary Wood; her grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She will truly be missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by three sons, Manning Brown, Sr., WJ Anthony and Frankie Lee McCain. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p. m., Friday, December 26, 2014 from the Shepherd United Methodist Church, 2210 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Lawrence Cantey, Jr., pastor, eulogist, assisted by the Minister Irene Anthony The family is receiving friends and relatives at the home, 622 Colonial Drive, Sumter. The Remains will be placed in the church at 1:00 p. m. The funeral procession will leave from the home at 1:30 p. m. Floral bearers and pall bearers will be family and friends. Burial will be in the White’s Cemetery, Airport Road, Sumter. On line Memorial Messages may be sent to the family at WILLIAMSFUNERALHOME@SC.RR.COM. Visit us on the WEB – WWW.WILLIAMSFUNERALHOMEINC.COM. Services directed by the Management and Staff of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter.
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