Bennie JoAnn Eves Pelham was born Feb. 11, 1939 near Mabank to parents Walter R. (Pat) and Hilda Eves.
JoAnn attended Mabank High School, Eastfield Community College and Real Estate Career College.
She was a long time employee of Western Auto, Arco and a number of Real Estate companies. Joann was a loving mother, sister and daughter. JoAnn was a member of the Methodist Church. She adored her only grandson Travis. When she was able, Joann enjoyed taking vacations with her family. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.
JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Walter and Duane Eves, twin sisters Bonnie Foster and Betty Youngblood, sisters Millie Baxley, Jackie Green and Barbara Grandinetti.
She is survived by her sons Tim Pelham of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mike Pelham of Tyler, grandson Travis Pelham of San Francisco, Calif., sister Pansy Odom and husband Midge of Mabank and many nieces, nephews and those that knew her.