Burial is set for VMI student from Highland

November 12, 2009

A 19-year-old Virginia Military Institute cadet from Highland who died after completing a 10-mile march at the school over the weekend will be buried Saturday in Clarksville. John Alexander Evans, a 2009 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington, died Saturday at a nearby hospital after collapsing in his barracks room at the Lexington, Va., school. Results of an autopsy could be released as early as next week, according to Col. Stewart MacInnis, a spokesman for VMI. Evans' family will receive visitors at Harry H. Witzki's Family Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike in Ellicott City, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Louis Catholic Church, 12500 Clarksville Pike/Route 109 in Clarksville. Interment will follow at the church.

- John- John Williams IV

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