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Ophelia Wilmouth Epps

Mrs. Ophelia Wilmouth Epps of Dan River Church Road, South Boston, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at The Woodview. She was born in Halifax County on Nov. 23, 1922 and was 90 years old. She was the daughter of the late Oscar Wilmouth and Etta Gravitt Wilmouth and was married to the late James David “Jimmy” Epps Sr. She was a member of Dan River Baptist Church.

Mrs. Epps is survived by one son, Henry O. Cole and wife Clevie of Scottsburg; one step-son, Jimmy Epps Jr. of Halifax; one sister, June Williams of South Boston; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Myrtle Wilborne, Baby Ford, Ethel Wilborne, Virginia Dixon and Garnett Mills; and three brothers, Tom Wilmouth, Fenton Wilmouth and Craddock Wilmouth.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Gibson conducting the service. Burial followed in the Dan River Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends at Powell Funeral Home one hour prior to the service and other times at the home of Henry and Clevie Cole, 1031 Terry’s Bridge Road, Scottsburg.

For memorials, consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.

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