Charles Ellis Evans

April 5, 1922 - May 5, 2020

04/05/1922 - 05/05/2020

Past Services

Thursday May 07, 2020
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel
314 Main Street West
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
252-396-0202 | Directions

MURFREESBORO, NC – Charles Ellis Evans, age 98, of Holly Hill Road, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC.

A native of Hertford County, Ellis was born on April 5, 1922 to Emmitt Nolley Evans and Sadie Ellis Evans in Murfreesboro, NC. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Ellis was a devoted member of Murfreesboro United Methodist Church. He was a true businessman, running Evans Company clothing store on Main Street Murfreesboro for sixty plus years and enjoyed sharing his woodworking talent with others. He loved people, which showed daily in his devotion to the town of Murfreesboro and his clothing store. He proudly served his country as a Merchant Marine and later in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the American George Lodge #17 A.F. & A.M. Ellis loved his family and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of seventy plus years, Kathleen Evans, a son, Charles Ellis Evans, Jr., and sisters, Betsy, Catherine, and Jane.

Ellis is survived by a son, Dale Evans of Murfreesboro; a daughter, Susan Evans Swain and husband Dennis of Hertford; four granddaughters, Amber T. Nieradka and husband Ryan of Raleigh, Dawn Jones Aubin and husband Ed of Moseley, VA, Kris Evans of Virginia Beach, VA, and Jenny Evans of Washington, DC; four grandsons, Timothy Evans and wife Allie of Murfreesboro, Kevin Jones and wife Jennifer of Hertford, Dennis Swain, Jr. of Charlotte, and Charles “Chuck” Evans, III of Nashville, TN; four great-granddaughters, Brynn Nieradka, Kaylyn Jones, Kelsey Godfrey, and Kinlee Godfrey; two great-grandsons, Kolby Jones, and Cameron Scott; and one great-great grandson, Leland Mayo.

Due to the circumstances with COVID-19 restrictions, Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, NC will be open for friends to pay their respects and sign the register book on Thursday, May 7, 2020, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

A private family graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020, at the Riverside Cemetery, Murfreesboro, NC, with Pastor Jason Villegas officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to the Murfreesboro United Methodist Church, 313 East High Street, Murfreesboro, NC, 27855 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Evans family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Jimmy Everette
3 years ago

Me. Evans was a very good human being. I recall those days when I would enter his store and buy clothes and he always made me feel welcomed and special. You don’t see that much anymore. My sincere condolences to the family.

Westelle Cherry
3 years ago

So sorry to hear about Mr. Evans.He was such a kind man. The whole family.

William (Billy) Langston, Jr.
3 years ago

The Evans and Deanes families were part of my growing up in small town Murfreesboro. Mr.Evan’s always treated me nice as a kid and always had a smile. Prayers be with the family he will be missed!

Daphne Vann
3 years ago

I will always have great memories of years ago, going into the store and always greeted by this gentle man. No matter if he was busy or not, he always stopped to talk. Sometimes, I would go in just to see that wonderful smile. My thoughts are with the family and may their wonderful memories help them through the difficult times.

3 years ago

Ellis was the sweetest, kindest gentleman to the very end. Prayers for comfort to the family.

lynn johnson
3 years ago

I will sorely miss this neighbor of ours, The Johnsons. When he was able to walk his beloved dog, I would be able to time my wave through my kitchen window to him the same time each day. A great connection with a beautiful soul. Would not visit as of late because of this virus threat so missed the interaction. May he rest in peace as Murfreesboro mourns the loss of another rock from the base of its foundation. It is so true “that they just don’t make like that anymore”. To all family members, I feel your loss. Lynn Johnson

Patsy Conner
3 years ago

May you find peace and comfort in knowing Heaven gained an Angel..

Glynda McFadden-Turner
3 years ago

So very sorry for the loss of Mr. Ellis, he was a true gentlemen. We grew up with the Evans’ and what a fine family they all were!!! May you rest in the arms of Our father and Ms. Kathleen. God Bless this family

Joel & Ann Bennett
3 years ago

Mr Evans was so enjoyable to sit and have a conversation with. Loved how sharp he was on most any topic. He will be missed by all.

Teresa & Tim Flanagan
3 years ago

Rest In Peace Mr Evans. May your family have comfort in your wonderful memories.