Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Clifford Elmer Evans

05/06/1939 - 01/29/2018

Mr. Clifford Elmer Evans, age 78 of the Nantahala Community went home to be with the Lord, Monday January 29, 2018. Clifford was the son of Albert and Louella Rowland Evans.  Clifford was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a US Army Veteran, member of the VFW Post #7620 and a member of Junaluska Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Leo and Henry Evans and sisters, Linda Shields and EmmaLee Cope.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Betty Lou Hardin Evans; daughters, Susie Orr and husband Kenny of Nantahala and Kay Douthit and husband Roger of Weaverville; grandchildren Bethany Douthit, Brady Douthit and wife Holly, Dylan Orr and wife Beth, Jake Orr and Travis Orr; great grandsons, Brayden Douthit and Cooper Orr; brother, Kim Evans and wife Trudie; sister, Carolyn Dunn and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 12pm, Thursday February 1, 2018 at the Townson-Rose Chapel in Andrews. Rev. Eddie Hardin and Rev. Patrick O'Dell will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jason Clark, Scotty Cope, Kenneth West, Sam Holloway, Tom Tenhagen and Brady Douthit. Honorary pallbearer will be Terry Park. Burial will follow in Aquone Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10am-12pm, Thursday February 1, 2018 at the Townson-Rose Chapel in Andrews.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

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