Earl Wayne Evens

Born on: May 26, 1931
Departed on: August 4, 2016

Visitation: August 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Service: August 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery

Earl Wayne Evens, 85, of Batesville, Ark., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 at White River Medical Center.

He was born May 26, 1931 in Greencastle to Earl E. (Lefty) and Mabel F. Martin Evens.


He married Denola Luverne Caudill on Aug. 29, 1952. She passed away Dec. 31, 1990.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He worked at Adams in Indianapolis, and at IBM for 29 years in Greencastle. Earl transferred to Batesville and retired in March 1990.

He was a founding member of the Madison Township Volunteer Fire Department in Greencastle.

He was also Sunday school superintendent for several years at Central Avenue United Methodist Church in Batesville.

On Dec. 24, 1992, he married Lola B. McAdams Mize. She survives.

Preceding him in death were his parents; first wife; brothers Gerald, Dale, Robert and Ronnie; and sister Imogene (Russell) Boswell.

Survivors include his wife, Lola; sisters Wilda Wray and Reva Bundy, both of Greencastle; daughters Deborah (Joseph) Kirby of Cloverdale, Brenda (Robert) Renner of Goshen, and Catherine (Mark) Rossok of Roachdale; son Martin Evens of Batesville; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; stepdaughter Brenda (Jay) Petray of Eustace, Texas; two stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

There will be visitation in Batesville from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home.

There will also be a visitation in Cloverdale from 1-3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at Whitaker Funeral Home with services following. Rev. Dr. Bryan Palmer-Smith will officiate.

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Central Avenue United Methodist Church, 1205 N. Central Ave., Batesville, AR 72501; Independence County Senior Citizens Center, 1590 College St., Batesville, AR 72501; or Woodlawn Nursing Home Activity Fund, 2800 Neeley St., Batesville, AR 72501.

An online guestbook is available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/batesville.