James William Evans, 81, 505 Jackson St., died at Yreka on Tuesday. He was born May 13, 1883, in Kentucky. He had been a resident of California for 22 years and of Taft for the past 17 years. He is survived by his widow, Stella, of Taft, and two sons, Duane, also of Taft, and Arthur of Yreka; one brother, Richard Evans of Red Oak, Okla.; four sisters, Sina Richards of Shafter, Dolly O’Neal and Goldie Wheat, both of Red Oak, and Lola Guy of Island, KY.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:00 o’clock in the chapel of the Erickson and Brown Funeral Home. The Rev. Norval Ketchum will officiate. Burial will be at the West Side District Cemetery.