April 25, 1954 - November 17, 2011
Send Flowers


Evelyn Anita “Annie” Hairston, 57 of Springfield peacefully journeyed home to dance with her father again on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 1:07 am in Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis.
She was born the third of ten children to Howard Clayton Fewell, Sr. and Evelyn Gloria Jean Shockley Fewell in Springfield, Missouri on April 25, 1954.
Annie graduated from Central High School in 1972 and married Barry Hairston, Sr. on September 16, 1973.
She was a member of Deliverance Temple.
She is preceded in death by her father, Howard Fewell, Sr., paternal grandparents, Herbert and Alice Fewell, maternal grandfather, Doug Shockley, Sr., and a very special grandmother, Mary “Nanny” Shockley.
Annie is survived by her loving husband, Barry of the home; a son, Barry “Deno” Hairston, Jr. and wife, Melissa of Atlanta, GA; two daughters, Trecie Hairston of Dallas, TX and Gloria Hereford and husband, James of Springfield, MO; her mother, Gloria Fewell; seven grandchildren, Deveno, Lexie, Barry III, DeAyra, Donaven and Dawsen Hairston, and Gloria Hereford; one great-grandchild, Malaya Hairston; six brothers, Howard Fewell, Jr. and wife JoAnn, Doug Fewell and wife, Gayla, Tony Fewell, Sr., David Blakey and wife, Lois, Steve Small, and Eshan Thomas and wife, Christy; three sisters, Carletta Adams, Marti Fewell, and Yolanda Fewell; and a host of relatives and friends.
To know her was to love her; an inspiration to all she came in contact with. Evelyn will be truly missed.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 10:00 am in Washington Avenue Baptist Church with Bishop David Knox officiating under the care of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hazelwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 22, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 pm in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Mission, P.O. Box 2884, Springfield, Missouri 65801.


Tuesday November 22, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home
Click for Map and Directions

Funeral Services

Wednesday November 23, 2011, 10:00 AM at Washington Avenue Baptist Church
Click for Map and Directions