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William Bedford "Billy" Epps, Sr
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1926
Death: Jun. 25, 1980
Clarke County
Georgia, USA

CORRECTIONS: Billy Bedford Epps b. Athens, Ga. JUNE 10, 1926 d. JUNE 25, 1980, Athens, Ga

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BILLY BEDFORD EPPS
Athens Banner Herald, Thursday, June 26, 1980
Transcribed by Connie Epps Bond June 20, 2007

DOB: 10 June 1926
DOD: 25 Jun 1980
Burial: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Clarke Co., GA
Married: 11 Nov 1944 Anderson, SC to Nelle Gardner Price



Pharmacist
Billy Epps
Succumbs

Dr. Billy B. Epps, 54, 190 Carlton Terrace, owner and president of Epps Pharmacy, died Wednesday, June 25.

A native of Clarke County, he was a son of the late Roy Bedford and Pauline Thompson Epps. He was a graduate of Athens High School and the University of Georgia, where he received a pharmacy degree. A veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army, he was associated with Warren J. Smith Drug Company prior to opening Epps Pharmacy. He was a member of Milledge Avenue Baptist Church, the Athens Pharmaceutical Association and Mount Vernon Lodge No. 22 F&AM.

Graveside services were scheduled for 5 pm today in Oconee Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Wesley D. Stephens officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nelle Price Epps; two sons, Dr. David R. Epps, Beaufort, N. C., and Dr. Billy B Epps, Jr., Houston, Texas; and a sister, Mrs. Selma Pryor, Athens.

Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



##Notes from Connie Epps Bond, June 23, 2007

Army as a Captain, WWII & Korean War.

Billy Bedford Epps
10 Jun 1926 - 25 Jun 1980
(bur Oconee Hill Cem, Clarke Co., GA)

married 11 Nov 1944 Anderson, SC

Nelle Gardner Price


Great Great Grand Parents:
William Epps (b Dinwiddie, VA) & Sara Alexander Epps
(bur Epps Cem, Epps Bridge Parkway, Clarke Co, GA)

Great Grand Parents:
Thomas North Epps & Cecilia Penelope Jennings Epps
(bur Mars Hill Cem, Oconee Co., GA)

Grand Parents:
Thomas Jefferson Epps and Eugenia Langford Epps
(bur Oconee Hill Cem, Clarke Co., GA)

Parents:
Roy Bedford Epps & Pauline Thompson Epps
(bur Oconee Hill Cem, Clarke Co., GA)


Syblings:
Selma Frances Epps married Bertram Hartley Pryor

Oconee Hills Cemetery, D36
Epps, Billy Bedford 10 Jun 1926-25 Jun 1980, Capt., U.S. Army, WWII, Korea [VA marker] s/o Pauline (Thompson) & Roy Bedford Epps, D-53; m. 1944 Nelle Gardner Price]

Oconee Hill Cemetery, D53
Thompson, Will 15 Jul 1869-28 Dec 1939

Thompson, Fannie A 20 Sep 1869 28 Feb 1949 Thompson, Dorothea 31 Aug 1898-23 Dec 1962

Epps, Roy Bedford 19 Feb 1897-14 Mar 1931 [s/o Sarah Eugenia Evelyn (Langford) & Thomas Jefferson Epps, D-225]

Epps, Pauline T. 29 Jun 1897 24 Oct 1979 [Pauline Thompson m Roy Bedford Epps]


Ancestry.com subscription: search June 23, 2007

Georgia Deaths, 1919-98
Name: Billy B Epps Death Date: 25 June 1980 County of Death: Clarke
Gender: M Race: W Age: 54 years County of Residence: Clarke
Certificate 020072

Social Security Death Index
Name: Billy Epps SSN: 259-22-7224 Born: l0 June 1926
Last Benefit: 30606, Athens, Clarke, Georgia, USA Died: June 1980

Census:
1930 GA Clarke, (part 4) Athens City, Militia Dist. 216

line 88
297 38 54
Epps, Roy B Head 25 M W 33 [M21]
Epps, Muad P wife-H F W 32 [M20]
Epps, Selma F dau F W 10
Epps, Billy B son M W 4
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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Roy Bedford Epps (1897 - 1931)
  Maude Pauline Thompson Epps (1897 - 1979)
 
 Children:
  William Bedford Epps (1945 - 2012)*
 
 Sibling:
  Selma Epps Pryor (1920 - 2010)*
  William Bedford Epps (1926 - 1980)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oconee Hill Cemetery
Athens
Clarke County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Connie Epps Bond
Record added: May 26, 2010
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William Bedford Billy Epps, Sr
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William Bedford Billy Epps, Sr
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