Evelyn Lane Earles, 67 of Jacksonville, Fla. and formerly of Roanoke, died Sunday Sept, 13, 2009 at Northeast Florida Community Hospice Center for Caring in Jacksonville, Fla.
Evelyn grew up in Pulaski, graduating from Pulaski High School in 1960. She resided and worked as a secretary in Roanoke until her retirement in 2005. She moved to Florida in 2008. Evelyn was an accomplished artist, creating many remarkably life-like oil and acrylic paintings. She was a proficient decorator evidenced by her immaculate home and landscaped yard and flower gardens. She was an animal lover and was devoted to her dog “Sonny,” who was the last of many dogs and cats with whom she shared her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lois Turner Lane and James Albert Lane, and also by an older sister, Elizabeth Lane Smith Minnick.
Evelyn is survived by her daughter Julie Earles Glass, son-in-law Scott Glass, and granddaughters Sarah Glass and Kimberly Glass, all of St. Johns, Fla.; her sister Carolyn Lane Kurgan of Pulaski; and her brother Ralph Lane and sister-in-law Janet Lane of Draper.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to an informal celebration of Evelyn’s life to be held Saturday Oct. 3, 2009, 2–4 p.m. at the home of her brother Ralph Lane, 2891 Barrett Ridge Road, Draper. In lieu of flowers, Evelyn requested that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to your local hospice or local SPCA, in her honor.
Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski.