Jerry Lewis Epps
SoVaNow.com / July 18, 2011
Mr. James Lewis Epps of 1070 Eighth Street, Virgilina died Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the age of 86. He was born on August 1, 1924. He was a disabled veteran with wounds sustained in the European Theatre during World War II and was the recipient of the European African Middle Theatre Medal, the Purple Heart and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a dedicated member, deacon and Sunday School teacher of Calvary Baptist Church and was the son of the late Ira and Ollie Talley Epps and step mother Jewell Epps. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Honeycutt Epps and was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Martin Epps. Also surviving are three sisters, Quincey Edwards of Erwin, NC, Chris Revan and husband Brownie of Saint Stephens Church, Jean Williams of Walkerton, NC, Ida Sumerlin and husband, George of Cary, NC. and by one brother, Ira Lee Epps and wife Talu of Kennesaw, GA. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Remeli Jacobs and Veril Martin. Also surviving are three step children, Bobbie Lea Clack and husband Jimmie of Oxford, NC, Donald Honeycutt and wife Delores of Virgilina and Pat Honeycutt of Scottsburg, six step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Mr. Epps was held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church in Rxboro, NC with the Rev. Norman Talley and the Rev. Jack Stewart officiating. Burial with military rites followed in the church cemetery.