Iley H. Evans, Jr.

Iley Harris Evans, Jr., 71, of Columbia and a native of Olla, passed from this life at his home in Columbia on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 18, 1947 in Olla. Iley leaves a legacy of a life well-lived. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and attended law school at Louisiana State University. He served as the Assistant District Attorney for the 37th Judicial District for fifteen years before being elected as District Attorney. He served in this position for twelve years. Iley was a member of the Louisiana Bar Association and the Louisiana District Attorney Association as well as numerous other clubs and organizations throughout the years. He loved the people of Caldwell Parish and felt it an honor to represent and serve them. Iley was a member of Grayson Baptist Church. Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, at Grayson Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Crandall officiating. Interment followed in the Columbia Hill Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. He was preceded in death by his father, Iley Harris Evans, Sr.; his mother, Mary Cornwell Rosselle; step-father, Harold Rosselle; brother, Iley “Sonny” Evans; sisters: Linda Moore, Barbara Morgan and Maurine Manning; and a special granddaughter, Gracie Crockett. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 47 years, Sherri Doffitt Evans; daughters: Brandi Wallace (Dan) and Shae Cheatham (Justin); grandchildren: Logan Wallace, Colter Wallace, Hayes Nethery and Iley Harper Cheatham; brothers: Mickey Evans (Sue), Randy Jack Evans (Karen), Johnny Evans (Brenda) and Billy Joe Evans (Charlene); sisters: Tammy Dannehl (Mark), Janice Walker, Cherry Evans and Ginger May (Charles); and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Gunny Hendrix, Dale Hendrix, Brian Frazier, Trey Frazier, Ashly Thomas, Todd Crockett, Duane Wilks and Larry Humphries. Honorary pallbearers were Greg Wilbanks, Scott Meredith, Eugene Dunn, Reggie McDaniel, Don Burns and Eric Williams. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Grayson Baptist Church Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 359 Grayson, LA 71435.

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