Our Staff

Stan Evans

Owner, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Stan is a lifelong resident of Jefferson and began his career in the funeral industry while in high school working for his mentor, Mr. Horace Jackson at Jackson Funeral Home.  All that Stan learned as a young man alongside Mr. Jackson, is still practiced today in the daily operation of Evans Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, and Northeast Georgia Crematory.  Stan, his wife Cathy, son, Carter and daughter Kelsey live in the Dry Pond Community outside of Jefferson and he is a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and the Jefferson Lions Club.  Watching his son Carter paddle-boarding, and grilling out is a favorite time for their family.  Stan was elected Jackson County Coroner in 1980 and elected Jackson County Sheriff in 1985 serving 28 years until he decided to slow down a bit and retired in 2012.  He enjoyed serving the people of Jackson County those many years.  Service to others has always been a part of his life, both in politics and in the daily operation of Evans Funeral Home and Memory Gardens and Northeast Georgia Crematory.

Loyd and Carolyn Evans

Carolyn and Loyd Evans are lifelong residents of Jefferson and live in the Brockton Community.  Carolyn retired from First Commerce Bank and Loyd retired from Alcon Associates General Contractors after a long career in the Construction Business.  In 1997, they along with their son Stan began operation of Evans Funeral Home and Memory Gardens.  Carolyn enjoys seeing her former bank customers and friends while assisting at the Funeral Home and Loyd enjoys overseeing the Cemetery operations and visiting with friends.

Mitch Blinn

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Mitch is from Lawrenceville, Georgia where he attended and graduated from Central Gwinnett High School.  He is a 1982 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and has held a Funeral Director and Embalmer License for over 30 years. Mitch started his career while working in high school for Tom M. Wages in Lawrenceville and subsequently worked at Tapp Funeral Home in Buford and H.M. Patterson and Son in Atlanta. Mitch began working at Evans Funeral Home in Jefferson in 1999 and resides in Jefferson with his wife, Donna. He has two and sons, Shawn (Courtney) and Cameron (Savannah) and five grandchildren. 

Outside of work, Mitch enjoys spending time with his family, the guitar and banjo, and playing golf. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Jefferson and attends Bethany United Methodist Church.

Stephen Dove

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Stephen is from Canon, Georgia, where he graduated from Franklin County High School in 1999. Stephen obtained His Emergency Medical Technician Certification in 2003 from Athens Technical College. Having served as EMT in Barrow, Clarke, Oconee and Elbert County, Stephen started his career in Funeral Service at Bernstein Funeral Home in Athens, Georgia. While working At Bernstein Funeral Home Stephen Attended Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, graduating in 2010. Stephen is married to Priscilla and has two children, daughter Shelby and son Oliver.

Carter Evans

Apprentice Funeral Director/Funeral Assistant

Carter is a 2018 Honor Graduate of Jefferson High School and is attending the University of North Georgia where he is pursuing a degree in Business  Administration and Engineering, and is a member of Maysville Baptist Church.  Carter enjoys paddle-boarding, fishing and playing golf.  

Billy O’Kelly

Part-time Funeral Assistant

Billy was raised in Hall County, Georgia. He is a long-time southern Gospel singer, performing with the Sunny South Boys and the Homeland Boys. Billy resides in Jefferson with his wife, Jetta.

Ashley Sosebee

Funeral Assistant

Ashley is a 2018 graduate of Jackson County Comprehensive High School. She is attending Ogeechee Technical College, where she will pursue a degree in Funeral Service Education.

Erik D’Zamko

Funeral Assistant

After a long career Erik retired from United Parcel Service (UPS), having served the Jackson County area. Erik resides in Jefferson with his wife, Angela. Erik attends the Jefferson Church, enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, riding his motorcycle, and spending time at the lake with family and friends.

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