Charles Evans of Ward, the District 8 justice of the peace for the Lonoke County Quorum Court, died Saturday, Aug. 3.

Evans was elected to the position last year and was sworn into office Jan. 1, 2013. He previously served as a JP in the late 1990s.

Evans was one of the founding members of the Central Arkansas Horse Show Association; president of the Cabot Riding Club; a member of the Arkansas State Fair Board; and president of the Lonoke County Fair Association for 13 years. He owned Evans Construction for 35 years; he and his wife Nancy founded Evans Nursery in 1995.

Evansí funeral was held Tuesday.