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Evelyn Miles Marshburn

Evelyn Miles Marshburn, 82, of Butner passed away Tuesday, March 22,2022 at her home.

Evelyn was born in Mecklenburg County, Virginia to the late Clarence B. Miles and Edna Vaughan Miles. She graduated from Stovall High School in 1957 at age 17 and began working at John Umstead Hospital in 1958. Evelyn married James Alderman “Jamie” Marshburn Jr. in July of 1961 at Butner Baptist Church. Evelyn retired from John Umstead Hospital in 1988 and attended Vance Granville Community College to obtain her degree as a registered nurse. After graduation, she began working at Durham Regional Hospital, Cardiology Unit where she worked until she medically retired in 1993. Evelyn enjoyed gardening, playing bridge and attending her son’s and grandson’s sporting events. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Butner and the XYZ Club. She was loved dearly and will be missed by family and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 25,2022 from 12:30 – 1:45 PM at First Baptist Church of Butner.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her son, James A. “Butch” Marshburn, III; two grandsons, Jacob Ross Browning (Nicole) and James Clayton Marshburn; two sisters, Carolyn M. Curl and Helen M. Blackwell, three nieces, one nephew, ten great-nieces and nephews; her two dearest and best friends, Betty Aiken and Barbara King and a special friend and caregiver, Nancy Powell. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Alderman “Jamie” Marshburn Jr.; two brothers, Melvin C. Miles and C. Clinton Miles and one nephew.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 25,2022 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Butner officiated by Dr. Charlie Bryan. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Durham.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Butner, P.O. Box 44, Butner, NC 27509


  • Randy Perkinson Posted March 24, 2022 9:26 pm

    Burch, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was a dear sweet lady who will be truly missed. Praying for you and the family me

  • Janet elliott Posted March 24, 2022 11:52 pm

    Deepest sympathy to the family of Evelyn marshburn. In our thoughts and prayers. Betty Carl and janet elliott

  • Peggy Boone Posted March 25, 2022 3:24 am

    Butch, I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your boys. 🙏

  • Ray Faulkner Posted March 25, 2022 12:07 pm

    Butch, I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Prayers for you all.

  • Todd Rock Posted March 25, 2022 1:41 pm

    Butch, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Gary & Robin Blevins Posted March 25, 2022 1:51 pm

    Butch, praying the peace and comfort in the days ahead. So sorry for your loss.

  • Tim Rock Posted March 25, 2022 6:12 pm

    Butch, so sorry to hear about your Mom – I thought alot of her, and your Dad, while working at Umstead. Godspeed, Miss Evelyn, and your family is in my prayers.

  • Betty Laws Posted March 26, 2022 3:07 am

    Butch I was sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Michaele and Jamie Smith Posted March 27, 2022 5:17 pm


    We were saddened to hear of your Moms passing. I will always remember her smile and how much she loved you and your boys. I pray the happy memories you have will help during this time of sorrow. God bless you and your family

  • Wayne & Linda Elms Posted March 28, 2022 1:26 am

    We are sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. Very fond memories of her and Jamie at Masonic events and neighbors of Robert/Edith Elms.

  • Marie Jones Posted March 28, 2022 1:59 am

    Butch and family,praying for comfort in the loss of your mother.Been knowing Evelyn for over 60 years she was a very sweet and loving lady🙏🏻

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