GROVES — Julia Bernice Evans, 76, of Groves, died Thursday, April 26, 2012 at her home. She was born on November 15, 1935 in Port Arthur, Texas to James Walter Bailey and Margaret Hitt Bailey. Julia was a loving mother. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Groves for over 60 years and had been a drum major at Groves Junior High School. She was head secretary for J.T. Hitt Masonary, Inc. for twelve years. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend Charles Miller of First Baptist Church of Groves officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Bluff Memorial Park. A visitation for family and friends will be Saturday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Julia was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Aldie Evans, parents, James and Margaret Bailey, and five brothers, James W. Bailey, Jr., Robert R. Bailey, Jackie E. Bailey, Johnny Bailey, and Tommy Bailey. She is survived by her son, Warren A. Evans, Jr. and wife, Pat, three daughters, Sandra Hammock and husband, Lonnie, Judy Nichols and husband, Clint, and Susie MacMurtrie and husband, Gary, brothers, Donald Bailey, Ronald Lynn Bailey, Joe H. Bailey, Paul Bailey and Buddy Bailey, sisters, Mildred Jones, Betty Saunders, Janie Sue Nicotre, Dorothy Elkins, and Debbie Fugate, grandchildren, Crystal Deckert and husband, Brandon, Jason Cockerham and wife, Angie, Brock Cockerham and wife, April, Clint Nichols and wife, Raina, Trent Evans and Johnnie, Rocky Evans and wife, Jessica, Britni Nichols, Brandi Hammock and Derek MacMurtrie, great grandchildren, Jillian Cockerham, Zack Deckert, Alexis Lemaire, Bryce Cockerham, Anistyn Deckert, Keagen Cockerham, Byron Nichols, Abby Cockerham, Briley Cockerham. Gracie, Melanie, and Chasitie. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Professional Home Health Care Hospice.