Bevington, J. L.
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April 19, 1968

J. L. Bevington Rites Slated At 11 Monday

Requiem high mass for John Laurence Bevington, 70, of 1308 Summerland Ave., Winter Park, Fla., a former vice president of the Cain-Sloan Co. and Nashville business leader, will be sung at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral of the Incarnation.

His son, the Rev. William S. Bevington, assistant pastor at the Cathedral will officiate. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery.

Martin's and Bracey-Welsh Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bevington died Thursday in Winter Park Memorial Hospital of a heart attack.

A Davidson County native, he was a son of the late John James and Agnes Doyle Bevington. His father, a former Cain-Sloan vice president, had joined the company in 1905.

Mr. Bevington attended the old St. Joseph Elementary School. He was a graduate of the Hume-Fogg High School and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Serving with the Navy Air Corps during World War 1, he became affiliated with Cain-Sloan shortly after the war. He was named vice president of merchandising in the store's carpeting 'and drapery department in the 1940s.

He was married to the former Miss Mary Catherine Halloran, who survives.

He retired from Cain-Sloan in 1955, at which time he moved to Winter Park.

Mr. Bevington was one of the founders of the Serra Club of Nashville, an international or organization of Catholic men.

Active in the Community Chest and a member of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, he was a member of the Tennessee Taxpayers Association and served as a director of the Nashville Bank and Trust Co.

Mr. Bevington, wll known to Southern merchandisers, was president of the old Associated Retailers of Nashville.

He was a communicant of the Cathedral of the Incarnation here and of St Margaret Mary Church in Winter Park.

Other survivors include two other sons, Richard L. Bevington, Nashville; and E. Milton Bevington, Atlanta; five sisters. Mrs. Walter S. Bearden Jr., and Miss Elizabeth Bevington, both of Nashville;. Mrs. M. Thomas Green, Weston, Mass.; Sister Mary of St. Helene, Chicago, and Mrs. Myles Connolly, Malibu, Calif.; and 13 grandchildren.