Dickie Jerome Epps

Born: Sun., Feb. 27, 1944
Died: Sun., Jun. 26, 2005

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Dickie Jerome “D. J.” Epps, age 61, of Greensboro, GA, died Sunday, June 26, 2005 at Newton Medical Center in Covington. Born in Clarke County on February 27, 1944 he was the son of Thomas Jerome Epps and the late Ernestine Sullivan Epps. He attended Athens High School and was a member of Edwards Chapel Baptist Church in Athens. D. J. was a machinist for Nibco and before that he ran a welding shop with Goodwin Russell at the old Ice Plant. Some of his hobbies were riding his motorcycle, shooting guns, hunting and fishing. But his favorite thing was to be with his grandchildren that he loved so much. In addition to his father he is survived by his wife, Jane Burke Epps of Greensboro, GA; a son, Justin Epps and wife Rebecca of Greensboro, GA; a sister, Linda Morgan of Colbert, GA; a brother, Dwain Epps of Winterville, GA; four grandchildren, Lanie Epps, Tristan Epps, Richard Burton and Dustin Newsome; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro with Rev. Dr. Ford G’Segner officiating. Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Dustin Newsome, Richard Burton, Kenny Kellum, Dwain Epps, Al Kelver, Keith Martin, Herbert Rhodes and Lee Roy Perdue. Honorary pallbearers are Tony Parker and Rusty Gober. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night at the funeral home. Any memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 672648, Marietta, Ga 30006. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, Ga, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Connie Epps Bond
   Posted Tue June 28, 2005
Jane and Justin and family. You have suffered a great loss and I know your hearts are broken. Dickie was such a wonderful person, and I loved him so much. We grew up together from children into adult hood. He will be greatly missed by each of us. But one day, we will meet again. God be with you all during this difficult time. I love you all. Cousin, Connie

Josh Lindsey
   Posted Tue June 28, 2005
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jane and the entire family during this tough time.

Patricia Sellers Gillespie
   Posted Wed June 29, 2005
Dear Jane and family. There would not be enough words to express my love and sympathy for you all. We have been friends for so many years. My heart hurts for you, to lose someone you love so much. I pray that God will hold you especially close in His loving, comforting arms during this very sad, difficult time.

Natalie Bond
   Posted Wed June 29, 2005
I was very sorry to hear of your loss. I am sure, he will be truly missed by all. You are "all" in my thoughts and prayers. Natalie Bond (daughter of Connie Epps Bond)

Tammy Simons Underwood
   Posted Wed June 29, 2005
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Johnnie & Jane Satterfield
   Posted Wed June 29, 2005
We were so sorry to hear about DJ. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ashley "Davis" Waldrep
   Posted Wed June 29, 2005
Dear Family, I am sorry to hear about the loss. He was a great man. I have wonderful memories of being his neighbor for 18 years. All of the Davis family is sorry about the loss. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for anyone.

Dick Kauffman
   Posted Thu June 30, 2005
So sorry we are in Indiana and can't be there for the funeral. D.J. was a good man and a good friend. I'll always remember his smile.

Sandra Roper
   Posted Fri July 01, 2005
Dear Jane, Pat Gillespie e-mailed me about Dickie. I am so sorry, and my prayers are with you. I did not know about the funeral until the day after the funeral or I would have come. I love you, Sandra