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Stella Epperson

May 11, 2013

Claiborne - Overholt Funeral Home 1106 Hwy. 33 South New Tazewell, TN 37825 (423) 626 - 2191 Fax (423) 626 - 8440 Stella Bertha Carman Duncan Epperson Stella Duncan Epperson entered this life on November 21, 1918 and passed into the next life at 94 years of age on May 11, 2013. She was preceded in death by husbands Rev. Roy Duncan and Kermit Epperson; parents George and Cora Carman; step-mother Betty Carman; infant sons Troy Kenneth Duncan and Douglas Leroy Duncan; son Rev. Hollis Duncan; brothers Elmer Carman, Carver Carman, Willard Carman, Ira Carman, and Oscar Carman; sister Della Cline. She is survived and celebrated by sons and daughter-in-law Charles Duncan, Kyle and Pat Duncan; daughter and son-in-law Jean and Herman (Tom) Johnson; daughter-in-law Peggy Duncan; grandchildren Debbie Turner, Keith Duncan, Kenny Duncan, Sherry Cunningham, Michael Duncan, Dwayne Ford, Tim Ford, Tonya Delgado, Clay Duncan, Dwight Duncan, and Sharon Overholt; 16 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Jimmy and Flossie Carman; and sister Georgia and Howard Bloemler. Stella's life was characterized by hard work, love for her family and friends, and a fierce pride in doing both the very best that could be done. Whether it was breaking green beans, working up biscuit dough, piecing together a quilt, or making a dress out of flour sacks, her hands were always busy creating artistry and delight. She taught herself to drive, knew how to plant by the signs, and never let anything go to waste. Hers was the fullest 94 years a person can imagine. Stella Duncan Epperson was a treasure. Friends and family will be received at Claiborne Overholt Funeral Home in Claiborne County on Monday, May 13 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 7:00 p.m. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. and proceed to Watson's Chapel Cemetery, 1862 Watson's Chapel Road, New Tazewell, TN for the burial. Reverend Tommy Russell will officiate with Charles Carman singers. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, Stella requested donations be made to the Watson's Chapel Cemetery Fund, care of Rev. Tommy Russell. Claiborne - Overholt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. www.claibornefuneralhome.com
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