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Robert Earl Evans, Jr.

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Funeral services for Mr. Robert Earl Evans, Jr., age 82 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston.  Brother Dalton Shovan will officiate the service.  Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Evans was born May 25, 1929 in Ruston to Robert Earl Evans, Sr. and Earla Andrews Evans.  He died October 31, 2011 after a brief illness.  Mr. Evans worked as a veterinarian, as well as a jeweler’s assistant for Grigsby’s Jewelers.  He retired from the Ruston office of the Louisiana State Highway Department.  In his spare time, Mr. Evans enjoyed being outdoors and especially working in the prayer garden at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church as well as raising orphaned animals. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Mr. Evans is survived by his two daughters:  Dianne and husband Jimmy Harkins of Boerne, Texas and Robbin Evans of Ruston; one grandson:  Falon Harkins and wife Nikki of Anchorage, Alaska; one sister:  Ebond and husband Bill Smelley of Ruston as well as numerous other relatives.  He was preceded in death by his wife: Maxine Peterson Evans; two sisters: Lucille Brewster and Ollie Mae Evans and his parents. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston.  Memorial donations may be made to the Wesley Chapel Prayer Garden or to the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund.  To leave a memorial message for the family, please visit www.owensmemorialfuneralhome.com.

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