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32 Clay Evans

Clay Evans
Hometown (Last School)
Flemingsburg, KY
March 8, 1934

From the 1954 University of Kentucky Basketball Media Guide:

Smallest man on the varsity squad at 5-9 and 165, Evans makes up for lack of size with ability and determination . . . A good shot and regarded as a steady, dependable performer, he should see limited reserve action this year while gaining vital game experience . . . Captained his high school team in his last two seasons and starred in the first annual East-West All-Star Game in the Coliseum in 1952.

Transferred to Morehead after Sophomore Season

Obituary – Wendell Clay Evans, Flemingsburg Gazette (August 17, 2000)

Wendell Clay Evans, 66, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away Aug. 7, 2000 in Lexington of an apparent heart attack.
Mr. Evans was a retired agency manager for State Farm Insurance and a former teacher, basketball coach and school administrator in the Fleming County school system.

Born in Fleming County on March 8, 1934, he was the son of the late Uhlan and Frankie Hurst Evans.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Fern Evans, one son, Rev. Glen Hurst Evans of Tulsa, Okla.; one granddaughter, Olivia Leigh Evans of Tulsa, Okla.; one brother, Kenneth Evans of Lexington; four sisters, Mary Dan Day of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Jo Ann Grannis and Nila Ray Simons, both of Flemingsburg and Norma Jean Wagner of Bethel, Ohio. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Evans of Georgetown.

Preceding him in death was a brother, Donald Dean Evans.

Memorial services were held Aug. 12 at Flemingsburg Christian Church with the Rev. Norman Wasson officiating.

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