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Our Story

In August 1969 Doreen and Melvyn Evans saw Percy Vero Funeral Directors for sale in Atherstone  –  based 200 miles away from their home in Pembrokeshire, South Wales.  It was to be a huge gamble for them, leaving all of their family and friends behind.  After much deliberation they decided to accept the challenge and move to Grendon House on Long Street together with their five young children. Melvyn was a cabinet maker by trade and had made coffins for the Co-Op in South Wales, inspiring his interest in this line of business. The house was very run down needing a complete renovation and, for a while, they wondered whether they had made the right decision. Melvyn was conducting the funerals by day and renovating the house in his spare time.  With Doreen’s caring and loving nature and Melvyn’s hard work they were a great team who over the years built up an outstanding reputation in the local community.

In 1979 Doreen and Melvyn expanded the business into Albert Road in Tamworth. Again the property was in poor repair, having previously been flats, but in Melvyn’s spare time, and with the help of their sons David and Nigel, they completely renovated the building and opened their second branch.

In 1996 Doreen and Melvyn retired and their sons David and Nigel took over ownership. Doreen relished her retirement but suffered ill health soon after retiring and passed away in 2005. In comparison, retirement was just not an option for Melvyn and he continued to work right up until he passed away in 2008.

In 2002 the Atherstone office moved from Nigel and his family’s home at Grendon House to Holmville House.  The property had been Jerry Boyle’s dentist surgery and was located two doors down on Long Street.

David and Nigel acquired their third branch.  W Smith & Sons Funeral Directors on Avenue Road, Nuneaton was established in Nuneaton town centre in 1851.  The owner Ian Smith told David and Nigel that he was only willing to sell his long established business to another family business with the assurance that it would remain an independent family concern.

To date, M G Evans & Sons remains an independent, family run Funeral Directors. The third generation of the Evans family, David’s daughter Carly and Nigel’s three sons Matthew, George and Luke all work within the family business.

Our team
David Evans
Managing Director

David Evans

Nigel Evans
Managing Director

Nigel Evans

Carly Baker
Manager / Arranger

Carly Baker

Matthew Evans
Manager / Conductor

Matthew Evans

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If you have any questions, you can call our 24-hour service on 01827 713240

Latest News

COVID-19 LATEST NEWS

COVID-19 LATEST NEWS

From 8th August Funeral Directors’ premises and places of worship in England will no longer be exempt from the requirements to wear face coverings.  The rules state that ‘visitors are expected to wear a face covering immediately before entering any of these settings and must keep it on until they leave’.  It is not compulsory for employees to wear face…

COVID 19 – Latest News

COVID 19 – Latest News

During the pandemic social distancing has meant that funerals have been affected greatly, with churches closed and only limited numbers allowed at crematoriums and graveside services.  We have until now been unable to allow limousines for families.  We can now announce that we have limousines available with newly fitted hygiene screens. The limousines are available for use by family members…

Testimonials

Yet again a fantastic professional and down to earth service from M G Evans & Sons. We have used them over the generations and still just as excellent as ever in tough times. An especially big thank you to Luke who leads the proceedings and gave truly fantastic service.

Kelly Atyles

My family and I would like to take a moment to thank M G Evans & Sons for conducting my nan’s funeral today. Particularly Matthew, who was brilliant at his job, and very professional.  The day ran smoothly and we trusted you completely to give my nan the send-off she deserves.

Logan, Rachel & Family

Thank you for your care, consideration, compassion and professionalism with the funeral arrangements. A sad day made easier to bear with your support.

Pauline, Jack West & Family

Thank you so much for taking care of both my late mother and ourselves. You guided us through a very difficult time, combining professionalism and a very human touch.

Kerry & Peter Mann

Thank you most sincerely for all the help and guidance that we received throughout the funeral process. Everything went very smoothly along with the lovely contribution and beautiful flowers.

Terry & Jenny Jeffries

You showed us impeccable assurance and professionalism, treating our family as though we were the only ones amongst many. We feel extremely fortunate for you to preside over us.

Robert & Jennifer Hemming

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