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Evelyn Creech Rhodes Tarrant, age 100, passed away on February 11, 2023. She was a great example of how to age gracefully. Her children celebrate her life. When asked her secret to a long life, she answered “Love the Lord with all my heart, love my family and friends.”
Evelyn was born on May 25, 1922 in Birmingham, Alabama. She attended Barrett Elementary, Woodlawn High School, Howard College(Samford University) and The University of Alabama. In 1959, she received a B.A. in Education at Samford and in 1969, she received a M.S. Ed. in Counseling from The University of Alabama. She taught at William J. Christian Elementary and retired as the Counselor there in 1983. Evelyn was active in East Lake Methodist Church, Trussville Baptist Church, and South Roebuck Baptist Church. She sang in choirs, played the piano beautifully and instilled a love for music and education in others.
She is pre-deceased by her husband of 68 years, Coach and Principal- James Robert Tarrant Jr; her brother, Emmett C. Rhodes, Jr. and a granddaughter, Erin Maria Malone. Evelyn is survived by her three children: James Robert Tarrant III/Barbara, Janice Tarrant Malone/Michael, Marie Tarrant Mullins/Butch; six grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.
The Tarrant Family acknowledges with deepest gratitude every department at The Village of Cook Springs. For the past 13 years they have given love and tender care to Evelyn and her Family. She affectionately called the Village HOME.
There will be a private graveside service with family.
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