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The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Oct. 1996
ANNA L. SHIFFLETT EPPARD
Anna Lee Shifflett Eppard, 68, Route 3, Waynesboro, VA., died Oct. 4, 1996, at her home. Mrs. Eppard was born Jan. 12, 1928, in Elkton and was a daughter of the late Henry J. and Hattie Shifflett. She was a member of Mount Bethel United Methodist Church. On Nov. 29, 1947, she married Hensel C. Eppard, who survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Kathy E. Henkel, Waynesboro; two sons, Garry Eppard, Sumter, S.C.; and Steve A. Eppard, Grottoes; one sister, Nannie Mae Chandler, Port Republic; three brothers, Cletus Shifflett, Summerset, PA., and Cleveland F. Shifflett and Leon Ray Shifflett, both of Elkton; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The Revs. Jean Harris and Lurty Campbell Jr. will conduct the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at the Waynesboro Chapel of Etter-Reynolds Funeral Service. Burial will be at Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Waynesboro Rescue Squad.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Jul. 18, 2006
CHESTER THURMAN EPPARD
Chester Thurman Eppard, 86, of Stanardsville, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born March 18, 1920, in Greene County, son of the late Kemper Alfred and Isla Breeden Eppard. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Mamie Breeden Eppard. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Givy Lawson and Marjorie Small; four brothers, Dewey, Leroy and Howard Eppard and Fred Breeden. In addition, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Rodney Taylor. He is survived by five daughters, Helen E. Holley of Charlottesville, Julia E. Rabe and her husband, Marvin, of Richmond, Janet E. Taylor, and her husband, Archie, of Earlysville, Peggy E. Morris of Stanardsville, and Linda E. Hill and her husband, W.J., of North Garden; two sons, Ronald T. Eppard of Stanardsville, and Jeffrey W. Eppard of Ruckersville; two brothers, Hoy Eppard of Charlottesville and James Eppard of Stanardsville; two sisters, Eula Shelton and Lola Roberts of Stanardsville; 11 grandchildren, Rhonda Oliver, Tammy Kitchen, Carole Ferguson, Keith Holley Jr., Brian Rabe, Dana Rabe, Sheri Humphreys, Bradley Morris, Chad Hill, Shane Eppard, and Craig Eppard; 16 great -grandchildren, William and Zachary Ferguson, Ethan Holley, Sean and Julia Rabe, Brandon Humphreys, Mary Beth, Amy, Susan and Josh Oliver, Skyler and Meghan Kitchen, Allison and Spencer Morris, Kaylie Hill, and Emily Eppard; one great -great-grandchild, Michael May. Chester served as Deacon of Stanardsville Baptist Church from 1966 to 2005. He retired from Acme Visible Records in 1985. Chester was a life-long farmer and cherished time spent with family and friends. The family appreciates the love and care provided by the staff at The University of Virginia Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2006, at Stanardsville Baptist Church, with interment in Holly Memorial Gardens. Pastor Steven Emory will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m., Thursday, July 20, 2006, at Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque. Contributions may be made to Stanardsville Baptist Church 103 Madison Rd. Stanardsville, VA 22973. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Oct. 12, 2006
EDWARD EPPARD ROACH
Edward Eppard Roach, 84, of Baltimore, Maryland passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2006. He was born on September 22, 1922, in Greene County to the late Irvin and Polly Morris Roach. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Shifflett Roach. He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Wayne Roach Sr. and his wife, Kathleen and Ronald Allen Wray; one daughter, Doris Donhauser and her husband, Edwin; two granddaughters, Tina Newlon and Amanda Wray; two grandsons, Wayne Roach Jr. and Edwin Donhauser Jr.; 10 great-grandchildren, Amanda and Aurby Roach, Travis, Mason and Cole Newlon, Alex, Shelby, Nicholas, Brandon and Skyler Donhauser; one sister, Ellen Morris, one son-in-law, one daughter-in -law, one special niece who was very loving and close to his heart, Janie Greiman; and many other nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Mr. Roach served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. He was a retired employee from Bethlehem Steel. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2006, and Friday, October 13, 2006, at the Ryan Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2006, at the Ryan Funeral Home Chapel with Thurman Morris officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Tue, Feb. 26, 2008
ELDRIDGE MILLER EPPARD
Eldridge Miller Eppard also known to many as "Tick" Eppard, 82, of Charlottesville passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at Martha Jefferson Hospital. He was born in Elkton, Va. on Nov. 6, 1925, to the late Marion Kelly and Janie Elizabeth Knighten Eppard. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Owen Eppard and Shirley Eppard; one half-brother, Bennie Eppard; three half-sisters, Flossie Hensley, Addie Dean and Loraine Eppard; and a beautiful baby granddaughter, who we are sure he is with now, Taryn Michelle Barber. His memory is left to be cherished by a very large and loving family who will miss him very much! They include his wife of 52 years, Ethel Marie Eppard; a brother, Aubrey Eppard and his wife, Alma; a sister, Vivian Lam; a sister-in-law, Lois Eppard; two sons, Jerel D. Eppard and his wife, Sandra of Elkton, Gary Lee Eppard and his wife, Barbara of Barboursville; two daughters, Sandra Eppard Barber and her husband, Steve of Ruckersville, Stephanie Eppard Dowell and her husband, Kevin, also of Ruckersville; 13 grandchildren, Carl W. Eppard and his wife, Jennifer, Alicia M. Barber and her fiancé, Jason Shifflett, Stephen Scott Barber and his fiancée, Gwen Bickers, Benjamin L. Eppard, Sherry E. Morris and her husband, Trenton, Brittani T. Barber and her boyfriend, Wesley Conley, Cody T. Barber, Rachel A. Eppard, Meghan M. Dowell, Kristen L. Eppard, Brandilynne M. Barber, Brianna E. Dowell, Mikayla D. Dowell; four great-grandchildren, Dakota L. Dawson, Iliza Morris, Cooper Morris and Rhylie Shifflett; and was looking forward to the arrival of a great-grandson in April, Skyler Conley. He was raised as a child on a small farm in the Mount Pleasant area above Elkton. As soon as he became of age he was whisked away into the Army where he served in Europe until his honorable discharge in 1947. The majority of his life was then spent in Charlottesville, Va. He was formerly employed by Pepsi Cola Bottling Company and then later became a salesman for several insurance agencies, including Southland Life, People Life and Citizens Home. He achieved one of his proudest accomplishments in 1975 when he founded Cavalier Exterminator. He owned and operated Cavalier until he transferred ownership to his son-in-law, Steve Barber. Unable to complete his education during his childhood years, a major milestone for Dad was acquiring his GED and successfully completing several college courses at Piedmont Community College. He also successfully completed a course in real estate. He supported various charitable organizations and was a past member of Charlottesville Exchange Club. Dad's favorite hobbies included fishing, boating, playing guitar, songwriting and spending time on his retreat in Elkton, where he enjoyed mowing grass and riding his four wheeler. His favorite pastime, however, was spending time with his family. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at the Ryan Funeral Home, Ruckersville, Va. with Pastor Don Ward officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at the Ryan Funeral Home. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Apr. 1, 2008
ELLIE JARRELL EPPARD
Ellie Jarrell Eppard Ellie Jarrell Eppard, 82, of Stanardsville passed away Sunday, March 30, 2008. Ellie was born on April 7, 1925 in Madison County. She was the daughter of the late Edward Jarrell and Henrietta Shifflett Jarrell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cletus Eppard; two brothers, Russell Jarrell and Samuel Jarrell; three sisters, Ophelia Gentry, Fannie Shifflett and Dorothy Jarrell. Ellie is survived by two sons, Robert W. Eppard and Charles R. Eppard and his wife, Judy, all of Stanardsville; one sister, Evelyn Eppard and her husband, Retus, of Ruckersville; one brother, Tommy Jarrell and his wife, Helen, of Wolftown; eight grandchildren, Teresa Quick, Troy Eppard, Travis Eppard, Jessica Lam, Bradley Eppard, Tracy Howard, Holly Eppard and Jeffrey Eppard; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and numerous other family members. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at the Ryan Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Holly Memorial Gardens with Charles Shank officiating. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Dec 21, 2010
EVELYN JARRELL EPPARD
Evelyn Jarrell Eppard, 87, of Ruckersville, died on Sunday, December 19, 2010, at her residence. She was born on September 7, 1923, the daughter of the Edward Jarrell and Henrietta Shifflett Jarrell. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Retus R. Eppard. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel and Russell Jarrell; four sisters, Ellie Eppard, Ophelia Gentry, Dorothy Jarrell and Fannie Shifflett. Mrs. Eppard was a member of Mountain View United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She loved God and her family above all else. She liked to garden and travel with her family and talk with her friends on the telephone. She is survived by two daughters, Gail Spitzer and Linda Leake and her husband, Stanley; two sons, Larry Eppard and Raymond Eppard and his wife, Mary; one brother, Tommy Jarrell and his wife, Helen; six grandchildren, Travis Leake and his wife, Sharon, Stacy Eppard, Aimee Spitzer, Duane Eppard and his wife, Tammy, Jennifer Morgan and her husband, Josh, Eleesha Dickerson and her husband, Kenneth; five great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many special friends. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison conducted by the Reverend Buster Payne. Interment will follow at Ruckersville Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2010, at the funeral home.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Fri, Jul. 14, 2006
FLORENCE EPPARD WILLIAMS
Florence Eppard Williams, 81, a resident at Harrisonburg Health & Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of Elkton, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, July 12, 2006, in Harrisonburg. Mrs. Williams was born April 18, 1925, in the Thoroughfare area of Elkton, and was the daughter of the late Joseph B. and Rosetta Eppard Dean. She attended Maple Spring School, was a member of the Baptist Church and a homemaker who enjoyed gardening. On October 11, 1941, she married Norman Shacklette Williams, who died May 8, 1992. Mrs. Williams is survived by two daughters, Marvella Morris and husband, Frank, Margaret Hitt and husband, Coe Jr., both of Elkton; a brother, Rudolph Eppard, Elkton; a special niece, Beverly Thomas and other nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Malcolm Eppard, and a sister, Velva Jean Lam. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon, July 15, 2006, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton. The Rev. Hudson Nuckols will conduct the service. Burial will follow in the Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. The casket will be open for the visitation only. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, 22827 or to the Church of the donors choice. NOTE: parents should be Joseph B. and Rosetta Dean Eppard

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jun. 13, 1998
GERALDINE SHIFFLETT EPPARD
Geraldine Shifflett Eppard, 65, of Charlottesville, died Thursday, June 11, 1998, at a local hospital. She was born April 17, 1933, in Charlottesville, daughter of Wilmer James Shifflett and Audris Mae Morris Shifflett of Gordonsville. She was preceded in death by her first husband John B. Watson Sr. Mrs. Eppard was a member of Charlottesville Church of the Brethren. In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband, Hoy W. Eppard; one daughter, Ms. Sue Watson Lambert of Charlottesville; a son, to whom she devoted her life caring for, John B. Watson, Jr., also of Charlottesville; one sister, Mrs. Willistine Pritchett and her husband Ed, of Gordonsville; one brother Edward W. Shifflett and his wife Doris, of Palmyra; two grandchildren, Rodney W. Tate and Monte R. Tate Jr.; one great-grandchild, Andrew H. Tate; and a number of nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law. She was a loving and caring person who will be missed by all who knew her. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Charlottesville Church of The Brethren with the Rev. Robert Morris officiating. Interment will be in Holy Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at Hill and Wood Funeral Home. The Family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation of Virginia, 3805 Cutshaw Ave., Suite 200, Richmond, VA 23230; or Charlottesville Church of the Brethren, 1225 E. Rio Road Charlottesville, Va. 22901

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Aug. 27, 2003
GLADYS MAE EPPARD
Gladys Mae Eppard, 96, of Elkton, died Aug. 24, 2003, at her home. Mrs. Eppard was born Sept. 5, 1906, in Rockingham County, near Elkton, and was the daughter of the late Elmer Parker and Sarah Elizabeth Dean Hensley. Mrs. Eppard lived her entire life in the Elkton area and was a member of the Furnace United Methodist Church, where she was choir leader. She played piano for the Blue Ridge United Methodist Charge, which includes Hensley's, Jollett's, Mount Pleasant and Furnace Churches, for 78 years, 50 of those years at Furnace Church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women. Her dedication to her church was exceptional. She was always there for funerals, hymn sings and church programs and never failed to give freely of her time. On Oct. 2, 1924, she married Elmer Clyde Eppard, who preceded her in death Feb. 19, 1985. She was a loving wife of 60 years and a wonderful mother. She is survived by five sons, Hensel Eppard, Lonnie Eppard, Berlon Eppard, Jesse R. Eppard, all of Elkton, Eugene Eppard, Stanardsville; two daughters, Beulah V. Lam, Elkton, Beatrice E. Dean, Hempstead, Md.; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton. The Rev. Carroll Goodridge will conduct the service. Burial will follow at the Eastlawn Memorial Gardens near Harrisonburg. Friends were received Tuesday night at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Home Health, 235 Cantrell Ave., Harrisonburg, Va., 22801.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Nov. 21, 2008
HENSEL C. EPPARD
Hensel C. Eppard, 81, of 309 N. Stuart Ave., Elkton, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 20, 2008, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 26, 1927, in Elkton, a son of Marvin and Maude (Meadows) Eppard. Mr. Eppard retired from General Electric Co. of Waynesboro after 32 years of service as a maintenance mechanic. He also owned and operated North 340 Welding Shop in Crimora for over 25 years. He had a love for many things in life, but first and foremost was God, his family and friends. Throughout his many activities and achievements in life, he thoroughly enjoyed the sport of horseshoe pitching. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995, serving two years thereafter as Chairman of the Committee. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church of Elkton. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 49 years, Anna Lee Shifflett Eppard, and 14 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, Laura Pearl Eppard, and three children, Garry Eppard and his wife, Ruby, of Sumter, S.C., Steve Eppard and his wife, Brenda, of Waynesboro, and Kathy Henkel and her husband, Charles, of Waynesboro; five grandchildren, Tara Eppard, Troy Eppard, Cindy Morris, Kristy Henkel and Erik Henkel; and three great-grandchildren, Brandon and Brianna Eppard and McKenzie Morris. In addition, he is survived by two sisters, Beatrice Cantwell of Baltimore, Md., and Florine Hensley of Stephens City, Va.; three stepchildren, Ronnie Eppard and his wife, Sue, Donnie Eppard and his wife, Linda, and Norman Eppard Jr., all of Elkton. Also, many stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at the EUM Church of Elkton by the Rev. Lurty "Dickie" Campbell Jr., the Rev. Patricia Riggs and the Rev. Nona Allen. Burial will follow in Elk Run Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Troy Eppard, Erik Henkel, Dewey Shawn Morris, Leon Ray Shifflett, Bob Suddarth, Milford Hartman, Elwood Eppard and Hollis Cantwell Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Strickler, Jim Davis, Gene Wilt, Bernard Meadows, Malcolm Meadows, Floyd Draper and the Junior Ouam of Elkton. Memorial contributions may be made to the EUM Church of Elkton or the Elkton Volunteer Rescue Squad. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Fri, Nov. 17 2006
HENSEL FORD EPPARD
Hensel Ford Eppard, 81, of Elkton, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mr. Eppard was born Sept. 19, 1925, in Rockingham County and was the son of the late Elmer Clyde and Gladys Mae Hensley Eppard. He was a member of the Furnace United Methodist Church near Elkton and sang in the choir. He attended Maple Springs School near Elkton. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received a Purple Heart while in the European Theatre. He was later employed as a chemical operator at Merck and Company. On May 10, 1947, he married Christine Davis Eppard; she preceded him in death Feb. 7, 1990. Surviving are a daughter, Teresa Eppard of Elkton; four brothers, Eugene Eppard of Stanardsville, and Lonnie, Berlon and Jesse R. Eppard, all of Elkton; and two sisters, Beulah Lam of Elkton and Beatrice Dean of Hampstead, Md. The Rev. Nona Allen will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Saturday at Hensley’s United Methodist Church in the Thoroughfare area near Elkton. Burial with military honors by the Gooden Brothers VFW Post No. 9292 will be in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Friends may also call at the Eppard home anytime.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mon, Apr. 2, 2007
JANICE MAE EPPARD
Janice Mae Eppard, 61, of Elkton, died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at her home. Mrs. Eppard was born July 2, 1945, in Page County, and was a daughter of the late Paul and Mamie Lucas Buracker. She was a member of the Eagles and was a former auxiliary member of the Avis O. Comer VFW Post 8613. She enjoyed animals, the outdoors, including fishing and time in the garden. Survivors include her husband, Norman D. "Sonny" Eppard; two sons, Bob Hoover of Stephens City and Davey Wilson of Lebanon Church; a daughter, "Sue" Wood of Luray; four stepsons, Kevin Eppard of Shenandoah, and "Dougie" Eppard, Jonathan Eppard and Michael Eppard, all of Elkton; three stepdaughters, Becky Monger and Tammy McCauley, both of Elkton and Misty Weaver of Stanley; two brothers, Buddy Buracker and Bob Martin; a sister, Ruby Perez; 21 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The Revs. L.J. "Dickie" Campbell and Carter Dean will conduct a graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hensley’s United Methodist Church Cemetery near Elkton. The family will receive friends from 7-9 this evening at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Friends may also call at the Eppard home, 1328 Samuels Road in Elkton at any time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827.

The Greene County Record, Greene Co., VA, Sep. 19, 1929
JOSEPH EPPARD SHIFLETTE
Joseph Shiflette was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harden Shiflette, was born August 20, 1876, in Greene County. He died Sept. 10, 1929, at 3:30 o'clock at Barboursville, his home. He was 53 years old. He was a good loving father and husband and bore his weakness well. He was a good Christian, praying daily for his wife, children, sisters, brothers and everyone. He was a member of the Barboursville Methodist church. Everything was done for him that could be done by his loving wife, children, relatives and neighbors. He leaves to mourn his loss his devoted wife (nee Martha Marshall), 10 children, four sisters, five brothers and five grandchildren. The children are: Mrs. E. J. Ewing., of Alta Vista; Carroll Shiflette, of Lancaster, Pa.; Mrs. F. S. Crawford of Lynchburg; Lawrence Shiflette of Charlottesville; Finks Shiflette, of Lynchburg, and Nellie, Rueben, Jesse, Ray and Gladys, at home. The pall-bearers were Messrs. W. T. and Jesse Gibson, Edd Knight, Monroe Sullivan, Tom Shiflette and Suel Collier. The Flower girls were: Misses Daisy and Hazel Gibson, Kathleen Wright, Lutie Shiflette, Bessie Petitt and Elsie Knight. He was laid to rest in Woodson Cemetery at Stanardsville Sept. 11, 1929. His Grieved Ones.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Apr. 14, 2007
JOYCE MARIE EPPARD
Joyce Marie Williams Eppard, 63, of Elkton, died Friday, April 13, 2007, after an extended battle with cancer. Mrs. Eppard was born July 30, 1943, near Elkton, and was a daughter of the late Elzie and Lydia Morris Williams. She was a lifetime resident of the area and attended the Elkton Pentecostal Church. She had been employed by Wrangler in Elkton, Wampler Foods in Harrisonburg, 7-Eleven in Elkton and the Genie Co. in Shenandoah until her illness. Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Chester Rupert Eppard; two daughters, Renee Shifflett of Elkton, and Tonya Hoover of Harrisonburg; four brothers, Harrison Williams, Ray Williams, and Charles Williams, all of Elkton and Paul Williams of Quinque; three sisters, Geneva Shifflett of Shenandoah, and Donna Stepp and Evelyn Breeden, both of Elkton; three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The Rev. Nona Allen and Pastor Carter Dean will conduct the funeral 11 a.m. Monday at Hensley’s United Methodist Church on Thoroughfare Road near Elkton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton or at the Eppard home at any time. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o Chester R. Eppard, 3095 Thoroughfare Road, Elkton, VA 22827.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Thu, Dec. 13, 2007
JUANITA CORRINE EPPARD
Juanita Corrine Eppard, 56, of Elkton, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2007, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Eppard was born Dec. 26, 1950, in Rockingham County and was the daughter of the late Sebert and Deanie Lam Breeden. She was a member of Hensley's United Methodist Church in the Thoroughfare area and also attended Elkton High School. She worked in housekeeping and was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, Kevin Eppard and Jonathan Eppard, both of Shenandoah, and Doug Eppard of Elkton; three daughters, Tammy McCauley and Becky Monger, both of Elkton, and Misty Weaver of Stanley; two sisters, Frances Hawkins of McGaheysville and Mertie Breedon of Elkton; 19 grandchildren three great-grandchildren and 10 nieces and nephews. The Revs. Nona Allen, Carter Dean and L.J. "Dickie" Campbell will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Friday at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton. Burial will be in the Hensley's United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of her daughter, Becky Monger, anytime. Memorial contributions may be made to Mertie Breeden, 328 Loop Road, Elkton, VA 22827, to help with funeral expenses.

The Daily Progress Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Jun. 15, 1963
KEMPER ALFRED EPPARD
STANARDSVILLE – Kemper Alfred Eppard, 67, died this morning at his home in Stanardsville. He was a son of the late John and Lola Hensley Eppard of Rockingham County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Isla Breeden Eppard; six sons, Dewey Eppard, Chester Eppard, Leroy Eppard and James Eppard of Stanardsville, Howard Eppard of Barboursville and Hoy Eppard of Charlottesville; four daughters, Mrs. Givy Lawson, Mrs. Marjorie Wood, Mrs. Eula Harvey and Mrs. Rita Loia Shifflett of Stanardsville; four brothers, Elmer Eppard, Edward Eppard, Wilson Eppard and Orville Eppard of Elkton; a sisters, Mrs. Vilanda Smith of Elkton; 23 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Stanardsville Baptist Church with burial in Holly Memorial Gardens, Charlottesville.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Dec. 20, 2004
LEROY ALFRED EPPARD
Leroy Alfred Eppard Sr., 82, of Stanardsville passed away at his residence Sunday Dec. 19, 2004. He was born in Greene County June 4, 1922 a son of the late Kemper Alfred and Illa Breeden Eppard . He is preceded in death by three brothers; Fred Breeden, Dewey Eppard, and Howard Eppard, two sisters; Givy Lawson and Marjorie Small. Mr. Eppard was employed with the Virginia Department of Transportation, as a Superintendent, in Greene County for over 38 years before retiring. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Christine P. Eppard; one son, L.A. Eppard, Jr. and his wife, Cathy, of Stanardsville; two grandchildren, Misty and Corey Eppard; three brothers, Chester Eppard and James Eppard of Stanardsville, Hoy Eppard of Charlottesville; two sisters, Eula Shelton and Lola Roberts of Stanardsville. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday Dec. 21, 2004 at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, Stanardsville with the Rev. Valerie Ritter officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening, Monday Dec. 20, 2004 at Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque. Flowers are welcome, however, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Greene County Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 302, Stanardsville, Va 22973.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mar. 6, 2003
MAMIE BREEDEN EPPARD
Mamie Breeden Eppard, 84, of Stanardsville, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at her home. She was born Oct. 10, 1918, in Greene County, a daughter of the late Joseph and Ada McDaniel Breeden. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Chester T. Eppard of Stanardsville; five daughters, Helen E. Holley of Charlottesville, Julia E. Rabe and her husband, Marvin, of Richmond, Janet E. Taylor and her husband, Archie, of Earlysville, Peggy E. Morris of Stanardsville, and Linda E. Hill and her husband, W.J. of North Garden; two sons, Ronald T. Eppard of Stanardsville, and Jeffrey W. Eppard of Ruckersville; two brothers, Harry Breeden of Earlysville and Elijah Breeden of Greenwood; two sisters, Anna Breeden and Doris Via of Charlottesville; 12 grandchildren, Rodney Taylor, Rhonda Oliver, Tammy Kitchen, Carole Ferguson, Keith Holley Jr., Brian Rabe, Dane Rabe, Sheri Humphreys, Bradley Morris, Chad Hill, Shane Eppard, and Craig Eppard. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Ryan Funeral Home Chapel, Quinque, with interment in Holly Memorial Gardens. Pastor Robert Woodson will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions be given to Martha Jefferson Home Care, 2094 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, Va. 22903 or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Suite 200, Charlottesville, Va. 22911.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Fri, May 11, 2007
MARY M. EPPARD
Mary Margaret Harris Eppard, 84, of Harrisonburg and formerly of Elkton, died Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation, where she had been a resident since August of 2006. Mrs. Eppard was born January 6, 1923 in Rockingham County and was the daughter of the late Luther Elden and Lennie Pearl Davis Harris. Mary was one of thirteen children, six boys and seven girls. She was also preceded in death by her husband Virgil O. Eppard in 1988. Mrs. Eppard was a devoted loving Mother and loved flowers. She was born and raised in the hard time of life and attended school in Page County. She raised her children by herself the hard way and asked for nothing. In her younger days she was a member of the Furnace United Methodist Church. She was a true Mother. Survivors include one daughter, Reba A. Breeden of Elkton; four sons, Odren V. Eppard of Elkton, Gerald Lee Eppard and wife Karen of Shenandoah, Roy E. Eppard of Elkton, Daryl W. Eppard and wife Rhoda of Elkton; four grandchildren, Chad L. Breeden, Lee Eppard, Jessica Eppard Colombel and Troy S. Eppard; four great-grandchildren, Shaina Lee Breeden, Joshua L. Eppard, Joshua Eppard and Taylore Eppard. A graveside service will be held 2:00 Saturday, May 12, 2007 in the Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton with Rev. L.J. "Dickie" Campbell and Rev. Nona Allen officiating. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Friends may also call at the home of her daughter Reba Breeden at anytime. The casket will remain closed.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Nov. 23, 2008
RETUS R. EPPARD
Retus R. Eppard, 89, beloved husband, father and grand- father died peacefully at his home in Ruckersville on Friday, November 21, 2008. He was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, on June 4, 1919, son of the late Lester Eppard and Minnie Breeden Eppard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Johnson and Alice Mosely; two brothers, Cletus Eppard and Bernice Eppard. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn Jarrell Eppard; two sons, Raymond Eppard and his wife, Mary, of Barboursville and Larry Eppard of Ruckersville; two daughters, Linda Leake and her husband, Stanley, and Gail Spitzer, all of Ruckersville. Also surviving are grandchildren, Duane Eppard and his wife, Tammy, Eleesha Dickerson and her husband, Kenneth, Stacy Eppard, Travis Leake and his wife, Sharon, Jennifer Morgan and her husband, Josh, and Aimee Spitzer; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Otha Eppard of Stanardsville; and a special niece, Eleanor Eppard Shifflett of Oak Park. He was a decorated World War II veteran, former POW and Purple Heart recipient. He deeply loved his family and his hobbies of gardening, bee keeping and raising game birds, which brought him many years of enjoyment. He was a member of Mt. View United Methodist Church. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, November 24, 2008, at the Ryan Funeral Home, with the Reverend William "Buster" Payne officiating. Interment will follow at the Ruckersville Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 23, 2008, at the Ryan Funeral Home. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the ReverEnd William "Buster" Payne, Hospice of the Piedmont and Maxim Health Care for their support during this difficult time. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Sep. 27, 2006
RUBY FRANCES EPPARD BROWN
Ruby Frances Eppard Brown, 78, of Charlottesville died Monday, September 25, 2006, in a local hospital. Born February 15, 1928, in Charlottesville, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Reese M. Eppard and Elsie M. Payne Eppard. She was also preceded in death by three sons, Dwight Brown, Larry Gilwin Brown, and Robert Anthony "Ronnie" Brown; and a sister, E. Pearl Staton. Ruby retired from Comdial in 1993, as an assembler after 31 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church, a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 1827, and a member of Women of the Moose Chapter 731. Surviving her are three sons, William "Billy" Edward Brown and his wife, Linda, of Richmond, Douglas Michael "Mike" Brown and his wife, Sharon, of Charlottesville, and Bradley Page Brown and his wife, Pam, of Richmond; two sisters, Helen M. Haney and her husband, Hollis, of Ruckersville, and Christine Marie Collier and her husband, Henry, of Fredericksburg; one brother, Raymond R. Eppard and his wife, Ethel, of Charlottesville; and eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A graveside funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2006, at Holly Memorial Gardens with the Mr. Roger Browning officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2006, at the Hill and Wood Funeral Home.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Wed, Nov. 24, 2004
VELLA V. EPPARD SMITH
Vella Veronia Smith, 89, of Elkton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at Harrisonburg Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 19, 1915, in Rockingham County, she was a daughter of the late John Adams and Lola Nettie Hensley Eppard. Mrs. Smith was a lifelong resident of Elkton and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Furnace United Methodist Church in Elkton, where she was involved in the Women’s Society. On Oct. 19, 1933, she married Everett M. Smith, who preceded her in death in June of 1981. Also preceding her in death were nine brothers and two sisters. Survivors include one daughter, Stella L. Crawford and husband, Bobby, of Elkton; one grandson, Scott Shifflett and wife, Teresa, of Elkton; two great-grandchildren, Joshua Scott Shifflett and Dylan Paul Shifflett; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at the Furnace United Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Plasters and Pastor Marlin Cardin officiating. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens near Harrisonburg. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-8 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton or at the home of Mrs. Crawford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Furnace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 34, Elkton, VA 22827.


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