Date of BirthJuly 21, 1952

Evea J. Bainum Obituary

Date of BirthJuly 21, 1952

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Date of PassingOctober 14, 2016

Evea J. Bainum Obituary

from Tacoma, Maryland, United States

Evea J. BainumBonnerdale, Arkansas-Evea J. Bainum, age 92, of Bonnerdale, Arkansas died Friday, October 14, 2016 at her home, Rocky Pines Farm, surrounded by family. Evea was born on February 16, 1924 in El Dorado, Arkansas in an oil field. She is the daughter of Albert and Florence Ewing and sister of the late Veda Nooner. Evea graduated from Washington Missionary College in Tacoma Park, Maryland. It was there that she met Irvin C. Bainum at a drugstore, and on December 31, 1947, they married. They had two sons. Dr. Timothy Ewing Bainum, born on September 4, 1948, and Dr. Mark E. "Duke" Bainum, born on July 21, 1952.Evea and Irvin moved their family to Ocean City, Maryland in 1953 to build and run their first motel. Over the next five decades, they were influential in the development of Ocean City. Evea worked in the hotel business until her retirement and sale of her last hotel, Quality Inn Beachfront, in 2007.It was then that Evea returned full-time to her beloved hometown of Bonnerdale, Arkansas and became an active member of the Bonnerdale Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was also involved in the family business of Diamond Bank. Evea leaves behind a legacy. She is survived by her son, Dr. Timothy E. Bainum and his wife, Donna Bainum; her five grandchildren, Timothy A. Bainum, Stefanie Bainum, Daisy Bainum, Z Bainum and Kona Bainum; her brother-in-law, Dennis Nooner; and two nephews, Denny Nooner and Darrell Nooner.She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Florence Ewing; her husband, Irvin C. Bainum; her son, Dr. Mark E. "Duke" Bainum; and her sister, Veda Nooner.Visitation was held Monday, October 17, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. in Davis-Smith Funeral Home of Glenwood.Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in the Bonnerdale Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Brandon Westgate officiating.Interment will follow in the Bonnerdale Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery under the direction of the Davis-Smith Funeral Home of Glenwood.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Bonnerdale Volunteer Fire Department at P.O. Box 9, Bonnerdale, Arkansas 71933. Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.
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~ Steven Arevalo ~

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