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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.

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.  

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.

Brian Ivey

Apprentice Funeral Director/Funeral Assistant

Brian was raised in Hall County, Georgia. He is a graduate of North Hall High School, and a member of the River Church Alto Ga. He resides in Gillsville Ga, with his wife, Tracy, and his daughters, Abigail, Ansley and AvaGrace. Brian loves being with his wife and daughters also he loves playing the drums at church.

June Powers

Visitation Ambassador

Mary K. Hix

Visitation Ambassador

Terry L. Wheaton

Funeral Director / Embalmer

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Terry started his career in funeral service in 1976 in Largo, Florida. He graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in 1982, where he met his wife, Beverly, who worked as the registrar at the college. They moved to Jefferson in 1984 to raise their son, Christopher, and worked for Jackson Funeral Home for 22 years and for Evans Funeral Home in 2006. After moving to South Georgia for 17 years, they decided to move back to Jefferson to be close to their children and grandchildren. Playing golf and being able to watch his grandchildren grow is my favorite pastime.

Johnny Martin

Funeral Assistant

Lawana Laird

Visitation Ambassador

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