Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville, WV, was founded in 1975 by Riley Joe Evans. At the time of its founding, there was no funeral home serving the town and surrounding area. Riley Joe is still owner and operator of the funeral home and is involved in the day-to-day operations.
In 1988, a state-of-the-art chapel and other additions were added to the existing building. The chapel, which will hold approximately 350 people, is still in use today. In 1997, a second chapel was added, along with other improvements, that will seat approximately 200 people.
In 2007, the funeral home was able to add a crematory retort to handle the changing trends in families’ wishes. Since that time, a second retort was added to handle the increased request of cremation by a growing number of families.