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Billie Harmon Handley B
Billie Harmon Handley
Don't know if any of the Evans remember me or not, but I worked for Charla cleaning her house for a number of years. She was a beautiful person and so very easy to work for. Any little thing pleased her.


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Joyce Billings J
Joyce Billings
Such a special person -- she was a neighbor, friend, shopping partner and confidante while I lived there and never failed to make me feel welcome on my yearly visits though I have been gone from Gallipolis for 30 years. I am amazed at all she accomplished in those years. My sympathy to all the Evans clan. She will be greatly missed.
John Carey J
John Carey
Charla was a great person. She was well respected across the state. She will be missed but her legacy will live on for generations. John Carey Chancellor Ohio Board of Regents
Sandra Foster S
Sandra Foster
Cannot express how I felt about Charla.....I worked with her through the building projects and watched how she made sure nothing was done unless it was a benefit for the students and staff. She was with me every step I had to take during my illness. One of the greatest people I have ever met. Rest in peace Charla - Love you
Jane Daniel J
Jane Daniel
We were so sorry to read of Charla's passing...much, much too soon. Our deepest sympathy to her family. Jane & Bob Daniel
Chris Tawney C
Chris Tawney
Heartfelt and deepest sympathies to Matt and the rest of the Evans family. - Chris Tawney & Family
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Dr. Fred Williams
My condolences to the family of Charla Evans. I worked with Charla as a fellow educator in Gallia County and worshipped with her at church through the years. She was a great and positive influence in our county and a gracious lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you. -- Dr. Fred Williams.
bryan vance b
bryan vance
Matt and I have been good friends for a long time. I wanted to offer our deepest sympathies and God's Blessings on the family. This is a difficult time but the Lords' strength will help you in the days and years to come. Continued prayers and we are always here for you. - Bryan Vance and Family
Patty Jones P
Patty Jones
Charla's family is in my prayers. She was one of a kind and will be greatly missed in the community. I have considered her a friend of mine since she oved to Gallia County. We have had many conversations and lots of fun looking for antiques. We all are blessed that had the priviledge of knowing her
Mary Lou Tawney M
Mary Lou Tawney
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Charla was a great lady. Mary Lou Tawney
Emily Gibson E
Emily Gibson
Rest in peace, Charla. Gallia County has lost a Superintendent who always went above and beyond for every student in her school district. You left the Gallia County Local Schools and Gallia County, in general, so much better than you found it. You were always such a wonderful person, friend, and neighbor to my family, to me, and to anyone you met. I always looked up to you and thought of you as a hero. Thank you for your wonderful example throughout the years.
John & Anita Strauss J
John & Anita Strauss
Charla was a person who certainly will be remembered for her sincere dedication to the education of the children of Gallia County. We will personally miss her as a friend and a neighbor. Her family is in our thoughts and prayers. John & Anita Strauss
Kelli Evans K
Kelli Evans
It warms my heart to see all the love and support we've received with her passing. She was an amazing, dedicated grandmother. We love and miss you grandma Charla. R.I.P.
Leda Harrison L
Leda Harrison
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family of Charla Evans. Her dedication and inspirational words will be missed. Nearly every time she gave a speech, tears formed in my eyes. She always inspired me! Leda Harrison, South Gallia High School
Kim Wood K
Kim Wood
Matt, Anita and Morgan....Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time!!! Take comfort in knowing where she is now and remember the times you all got to spend with her. With love you all and are praying for you!!!! Kim, Brian Wood Karen and Felix Calabrese
Terri Moore T
Terri Moore
You meet a lot of people while on this earth. Some touch you in such a way that it is difficult to put into words. This woman was in my life not only as a mother-in-law but as one of the best friends I will ever have in my life. We shared so . I loved her with all my heart and all of my soul. But she will always be my heart and in my soul. I thank God for my time with her. I treasure every minute. And I know God is smiling BIG for the angel he has received. We love you Charla and will miss you dearly Terri and Ken Moore
kim constantine k
kim constantine
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. -Love, Mark and Kim Constantine b
Charla was such an accomplished educator who showed her dedication to the children of Gallia County in so many ways. She showed such strength and perseverance during her illness and I loved visiting with her and I saw God's sweet peace in her face. Thankful for His grace in her life...
Larry and Vickie Kemper L
Larry and Vickie Kemper
It makes us very sad to know that we have lost such a good friend and neighbor. Sending prayers to the family. You will be missed, Charla.
Tom & Marlene Davis T
Tom & Marlene Davis
Charla Evans Family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you during this difficult time. Charla was a great educator and person that got things done. She definitely be missed in the school system. RIP Charla.......


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Obituary for Charla C. Evans

Charla C. Evans, 68, of Gallipolis, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at her residence.

She was born July 28, 1945 in Oakland, California, daughter of the late Charles and Flora How Cox. Charla was married to Merrill L. Evans and he preceded her in death on September 4, 2007. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Dr. Evans has completed more than twelve years as Superintendent of the Gallia County Local Schools. Prior to her superintendency, Dr. Evans served in the district for 16 years as Director of Personnel, Director of Federal Programs and Director of Instructional Services. She holds a BA from the University of South Florida, a MA from Rollins College and Ed. S. from the University of South Florida and an Ed. D. from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Evans received the Ohio School Board Association Southeast Region President’s award. She was instrumental in bringing major renovations and new construction of all the school buildings and athletic facilities in Gallia County Local School District. She has been involved with public school at all levels for 37 years. Dr. Evans took pride in the District’s State Report Card Designation of Excellence and the District’s Schools of Promise. She has been a member of SEOVEC Governing Board, Family and Children First Council, Charter Member of Academic Excellence Foundation, Academic Festival, Gridiron for Gallia, Ohio Governing Board and Buckeye Association of School Administrators.

Surviving are her children, Matt (Anita) Evans of Bloomingdale, Ohio, Jodie (John) Davis of St. Clairsville, Ohio and Alan Evans of Gallipolis; six grandchildren, Morgan Evans, Clint (Kelly) Davis, Seth Davis, Emily (Greg) Hoeker, Chris Evans, Kelli Evans;
two great grandchildren, Kyler and Savannah; one brother, Charles (Velma) Cox of High Springs, Florida; two sisters, Janice (Vonne) Hamlin of Bradenton, Florida and Pamela (John) Schlicher of Brooksville, Florida.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Merrill L. Evans, she was preceded in death by a son, Jay K. Evans in 2000.

Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the First Baptist Church, Gallipolis, Ohio with Pastor Alvis Pollard officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Monday, September 16, 2013 from 4-8 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Bill Davis, Steve Chapman, Jeff Smith, Terry Halley, T.R. Edwards, and Michael Stephens.

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