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Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA

OBITUARY

Melvin Ray Eavers

September 7, 1960July 5, 2019
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Melvin Ray Eavers, 58, of Harrisonburg passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. He had been ill for the past two and half years.

He was born on September 7, 1960 in Harrisonburg and was the son Phyllis A. Higgins Utt and the late DeRay M. Eavers.

Melvin was a lifelong resident of Harrisonburg. He enjoyed bowling and was an avid Washington Redskins and Dale Earnhardt fan.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his children, Melvin R. “Jr.” Bottenfield of Rawley Springs, Raymond E. Eavers, Rachal A. Eavers, and Ryan Williams all of Harrisonburg; three grandchildren, Dylan Eavers, Aibel Bottenfiled and Nilah May Eavers; two sisters, Debbie Ramirez of Harrisonburg, Kay Carter and husband, Jarrell, of Deerfield; two brothers, Sid Allman of Briery Branch, and Rick Allman of Harrisonburg; a special nephew Diego Luna of Harrisonburg; special companion, Gwen Charles of Harrisonburg; two special close friends, Melissa Turner and Annette Wiemer both of Harrisonburg; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death, along with his father, his grandparents, Pat and Zola Higgins and a stepfather, Wilbur Utt.

The family will receive friends 6-8 pm, on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg or they may call at the home of his mother, Phyllis Utt at anytime.

A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. David Nankivell officiating. Following the service Melvin will be cremated.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Cremation will follow after the service

Memories

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Denise Self

July 6, 2019

Ray always had a smile for me when he saw me as a youngster and as a adult. I will remember the laugh and smile as I remember my own brothers who recently passed away. Who knows....maybe Jim was there to greet him and help him receive that new body.
These thoughts help me as I hope they will give you comfort as well as we go thru this time of grief.

Jimmy Shifflett

July 6, 2019

Ray was the first friend I had when I moved to Harrisonburg along with Mark Morris. Rest in peace my friend.

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Biography

Melvin Ray Eavers, 58, of Harrisonburg passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. He had been ill for the past two and half years.

He was born on September 7, 1960 in Harrisonburg and was the son Phyllis A. Higgins Utt and the late DeRay M. Eavers.

Melvin was a lifelong resident of Harrisonburg. He enjoyed bowling and was an avid Washington Redskins and Dale Earnhardt fan.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his children, Melvin R. “Jr.” Bottenfield of Rawley Springs, Raymond E. Eavers, Rachal A. Eavers, and Ryan Williams all of Harrisonburg; three grandchildren, Dylan Eavers, Aibel Bottenfiled and Nilah May Eavers; two sisters, Debbie Ramirez of Harrisonburg, Kay Carter and husband, Jarrell, of Deerfield; two brothers, Sid Allman of Briery Branch, and Rick Allman of Harrisonburg; a special nephew Diego Luna of Harrisonburg; special companion, Gwen Charles of Harrisonburg; two special close friends, Melissa Turner and Annette Wiemer both of Harrisonburg; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death, along with his father, his grandparents, Pat and Zola Higgins and a stepfather, Wilbur Utt.

The family will receive friends 6-8 pm, on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg or they may call at the home of his mother, Phyllis Utt at anytime.

A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. David Nankivell officiating. Following the service Melvin will be cremated.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.