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 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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