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In Loving Memory

The following people were associated with Evans Funeral Home, and we would like to recognize them with this page of dedication.

Milford Evans

Milford Evans

August 12, 1923 – July 26, 2020


Granny was born in Ethel, WV a daughter of the late Lonnie and Myrtle Phipps Spurlock.  A 1941 Graduate of Logan High School, she was married to the late Riley Evans.

She was the mother of Riley Joe Evans and Judy Evans Raines and the grandmother of Jordan Evans.

She worked at Evans Funeral Home from the time of its incorporation in 1975 until her health failed her.

Riley Evans

Riley Evans

Oct. 29, 1923 - Dec. 5, 1998

Affectionately known as "Papaw" by family and staff alike, Riley Evans was the father of Riley Joe Evans and Judy Evans Raines and grandfather of Jordan Evans. 

Along with his wife, Milford, Papaw was instrumental with the day-to-day operations of the funeral home when his son, Riley Joe, established it.  Riley could be seen almost daily at Evans Funeral Home after his retirement from the coal mining industry.  He helped with many activities necessary to daily operations until his health kept him from doing so. 

Odis Ratcliff

Odis Ratcliff

Jan. 30, 1918 - Jan. 15, 2014

Several years ago, a very special man came into the lives of the family of Evans Funeral Home. His name was Odis Ratcliff. He was a very special friend to Milford Evans, or as he called her, "Honey Granny". Everyone at Evans Funeral Home considered him as one of the finest men that we ever knew.  

His impact on the staff and family cannot be overstated, as he always demonstrated grace, love, and a true Christian attitude toward all.

Imogene Brewster

Imogene Brewster

Dec. 27, 1930 - Aug. 4, 2003

Imogene was the wife of Paul Brewster and the mother of Teresa Evans and grandmother of Jordan Evans.  She was very dear to all that knew her and was greatly loved and appreciated by all the staff as well as her family.

Her family will never forget her voice and words of advice.  She was an inspiration to many for her dignity and courage as she dealt with her illness in her last days.

Paul Brewster

Paul Brewster

June 9, 1929 - February 5, 2015

Paul was the father of Teresa Evans and grandfather of Jordan  Evans. 

Paul was a man of great style and had a very unique personality. He is dearly missed by his family.

Jerry M. Griffith

Jerry M. Griffith

December 14, 1938 - August 12, 2000

"Big Jerry", as we all knew him, was a funeral director that helped on a part-time basis at our firm. He was the former owner and operator of the Simpson-Chandler Funeral Home (now closed) in Charleston, WV.  After many years of service in the funeral industry at various firms and in various capacities, Jerry came to Evans Funeral Home. 

Jerry was famous for his sayings and is almost quoted daily at the firm, even to this day. His dedication to excellence, human compassion, and professionalism influenced all of those that had the opportunity to work with him. 

Wayne Meadows, Jr.

Wayne Meadows, Jr.

December 30, 1963 - May 29, 2016

Junior, as he was affectionately known, was a long-time employee of Evans Funeral Home, having started washing cars as a teenager.  He became a licensed funeral director, embalmer, and crematory operator in 2011.  Everyone associated with our firm found Junior's wit, compassion, and wisdom a refreshing aspect in our lives.

​Junior was also an ordained minister and pastor, and he served faithfully in each of those capacities.  His ministry mindset carried over into his career, and he displayed his love for Christ in every activity he put his hand to do.

​He is missed by our staff and family, but we know he is enjoying the joys of the Lord and sitting on a bank waiting for a glorious trout to bite.

Michael S. Raines

Michael S. Raines

Sept. 28, 1946 - April 8, 2019

In 2019, we lost a very valuable asset and family member of the Evans family.  Michael Raines, who was the husband of Judy Evans Raines, for many years, had filled in when needed at the funeral home, even while working his full-time job.

​Michael was retired from Lucent Technologies, a 1964 graduate of Hurricane High School, a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Vietnam Conflict, and he was a member of the VFW and Communication Workers of America.

​Mike's wit, intelligence, and love for his family and country will be remembered by the staff and family.

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The following people were also very much a special part of Evans Funeral Home:

  • Roger Nelson (1949-2012)
  • Tony Greene (1968-2010)
  • Maurice F. Williamson (1937-2013)
  • Dale Andrew Windon (1945-2011)
  • William R. "Bill" Stump (1928-2006)
  • John Ryland Garrett (1936-2019)
  • Dale E. Collins (1958-2021)
  • Lacy L. Smith (1920-2022)
  • Betty Pond Smith (1926-2022)

We miss them all dearly.

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