Services for William H. Evans, a printer for the Monotype Composition Co., will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Providence Baptist Church, Pennsylvania and Lafayette avenues.
Mr. Evans, who was 51 and lived on Forest Hill Road in Lochearn, died Tuesday of a respiratory illness at University Hospital.
Before going to work for Monotype, he worked for 25 years at the Baltimore News American until it closed in 1986 and for three years at the Afro-American Newspapers.
He operated a Linotype machine for many years before switching to a computer operation.
Mr. Evans was a deacon at the Providence Baptist Church.
A native of Baltimore and a graduate of the Carver Vocational-Technical High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in religious studies at Morgan State University last May and was studying for a master's degree at St. Mary's Seminary and University.
He had been elected to the Promethean Kappa Tau honor society at Morgan.
Mr. Evans was also a former master of the Zion Lodge and a member of the Zion Royal Arch Chapter of the Prince Hall Masons.
He is survived by his wife, the former Hallie Johnson; a son, Godfrey Evans of Baltimore; a sister, Gloria Evans of Baltimore; seven brothers, Theodoric, Henry, Hugh, Malcolm, Denzlow, Cassius and Arthur Evans, all of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.