Willard Evans celebrates 101st birthday

Willard “Pap” Evans, will celebrate his 101st birthday April 23, at 10 a.m., with party at the Martin Luther King Senior Center in Oakland Park.

Evans was born April 23, 1912, in Hazelhurst Mississippi, to Ida and Robert Evans. He is the father of two sons, Ray E. Evans of Ida Benna, Mississippi and Sidney A. Evans Sr., who is deceased.

Evans, who is retired from Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel Company, now enjoys playing dominos with friends at the King Center and spending time with his grandchildren.