James Street Bevard Jr., 54, a businessman in Prince George's County for nearly 25 years, died Nov. 30 at Anne Arundel General Hospital in Annapolis after a heart attack.

Mr. Bevard was a native of Baltimore and lived in Carroll County, Md., before moving to Prince George's County in the mid-1950s. He had lived in Stevensville, Md., since about 1970.

He owned and operated a number of gas stations in Prince George's County for more than 20 years before starting Primo's Restaurant in Landover in July 1977. He operated it until the time of his death.

Mr. Bevard served with the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Margaret Clary Bevard of Stevensville; six sons, James S. III, John C., and Carl D., all of New Carrollton, Bruce W., and Robert W., both of Upper Marlboro, and Russell A. of Vero Beach, Fla.; a brother, Liston B. of New Carrollton; a sister, Virginia B. Clise of Carroll County, Md., and four grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Kent Island United Methodist Church memorial fund.