Ellis ‘Choate’ Evans

Ellis “Choate” Evans, 74, of Pollock, passed from this life on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

He was born August 26, 1944 to the union of his parents, J. P. and Edna Beavers Evans.

Choate served our country in the Louisiana Army National Guard and also worked in the timber industry as a logger. He was a member of Lincecum Baptist church and was a kind soul, holding no hate for anyone.

Choate was an avid sportsman who loved the outdoors and caring for horses. A special husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, he loved his grandkids and great grandson tremendously and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them. He was deeply loved and will be fondly remembered by those who knew and loved him.

Services celebrating his life were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 6, at Lincecum Baptist Church of Georgetown with the Revs. Jim Winegeart and Courtney Dunn officiating.

Interment followed in Lincecum Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Calvin “Speck” Evans.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 54 years, Doris Lincecum Evans; son, James Reese Evans and wife Deanna; daughters, Rebecca Kay Evans Greer and husband Wallace and Linda Evans Higgs and husband Dwayne; grandchildren, Dakota Greer (Brandy), Flint Greer (Jamie), Kelsey Greer (Andrew), Lakin Higgs (Kaston) , Jarred Evans and Trevor Higgs; great grandson, Jaydn Greer; sister, Marie Evans Corley and a host of other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Dakota Greer, Flint Greer, Trevor Higgs, Jarred Evans, Andrew Mahfouz, Martin Beavers, Jack Corley and Kaston Bonner.

Honorary pallbearers were Dale Evans, Don Gomer, Jim Bradford, W. L. Beavers, Virgil Beavers, Randy Traylor, Jeff Traylor, Virgil Traylor, Lane Cline and Jaydn Greer.

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