Star - Violet Ray Epley Epps, age 95, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017, at her home.
Mrs. Epps was born in Burke County on August 7, 1922 to Elmer Lee and Katie Edward (Lane) Epley. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Biscoe and was retired from Clayson Knitting Co, Inc.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Houston Epps, and sisters, Maxine Brown and Mary Dennison.
She is survived by three daughters, Linda Atkins of Star, Donna Hyatt (Steve) of Woodbridge, Virginia, and Arlene Watkins (Michael) of Peyton, Colorado; three sons, James Harrison Atkins (Linda) of Aberdeen, David B. Atkins (Lisa) of Star, and Roger Epps (Sue) of Indian Trails; two sisters, Ramona Atkins of Troy and Louvinia Shank of Biscoe; one brother, Gilbert Epley of Seagrove; eleven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Friday, October 13, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St., Star, NC.
The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Biscoe, 225 East Main Street, Biscoe with the Rev. Larry Wilson and Rev. Josh Powers officiating. Interment will follow in Cumberland Memorial Gardens, 4509 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Biscoe, PO Box 36, Biscoe, NC 27209.
Phillips Funeral Home
Friday October 13th, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm
216 S. Main St.
Star, NC 27356
Cumberland Memorial Gardens
Saturday October 14th, 2017
4509 Raeford Road
Fayetteville, NC 28304
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First Baptist Church, Biscoe
Saturday October 14th, 2017
335 East Main Street
Biscoe, NC 27209
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Linda I am sorry for the loss of your dear sweet Mom. Love you and always your friend.So sorry I can't be there.
Submitted by Dianne Lilly Tucker on Oct 13 2017 11:45:32 AM
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We are deeply saddened by the loss of our precious Aunt Violet. She was truly a gentle, kind, and generous person to everyone she knew. Her personality was full of love and compassion which will be greatly missed. We love you Aunt Violet! May you rest in peace...
Submitted by Cathy and Caylie Biby on Oct 10 2017 10:15:00 AM
You were a beautiful person inside and out Aunt Violet. It makes me at peace knowing that you are now back with Aunt Maxine and Nanny and are all angels in Heaven😇
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My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. Sweet Violet will be missed.
Submitted by Jill Lawing on Oct 8 2017 02:35:33 PM
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