Bogart: William Earl “Early” Epps, 70, of 1691 Jimmy Daniel Road, died Saturday, Nov. 10.
A native of Americus, Mr. Epps had lived in Oconee County for 35 years. He was retired from Wellington Corporation and was a veteran of World War II. He was a past Commander of VFW Post #2872 and a member of Amvets Post #10. He was a member of Princeton United Methodist Church.
Memorial services will be at3 p.m. today at The Bernstein Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Don Cooper will officiate.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Epps; two daughters, Connie Epps Bond, Watkinsville, and Judy Epps Akridge, Bogart; a son William Jessie Earl Epps, Athens; three brothers, Thomas J. Epps, Winterville, Oscar Epps Jr., and Gene Epps both of Athens; two sisters, Dorothy Dottery, Watkinsville, and Thelma Norman, Athens; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Princeton United Methodist Church building fund or to Extra Special People.
Cremated, memorial service on November 11, 1990 at Bernstein Funeral Home.
Notes of Connie Epps Bond
Paper does not give his entire name “William Jesse Earl Epps, Sr”. son of: Oscar Earl Epps, Sr and Lottie Wallace Epps. Grandson of Early Oscar Epps and Anna L. Herndon Epps. Grandson of Thomas North and Penelope Jennings Epps. GGgrandson of William and Sara Alexander Epps.
My dad was born in Sumter Co., GA. His family had moved from Clarke Co., GA to Sumter Co., GA. Later they moved back to Clarke/Madison/Oconee Counties, GA. Dad has a tombstone at Evergreen Memorial Park, Clarke Co., Athens, GA. He was a world War II veteran serving on the U.S.S. Intrepid. He received the purple heart.
Athens Banner Herald, Athens, GA