UNION — Mrs. Millie Douglass Epps, 74, wife of Haynesworth Van Epps III, 108 Cherokee Avenue, Union, passed away Dec. 30, 2012 at her home following a long illness.
Mrs. Epps was born March 25, 1938, a daughter of the late Floyd Samuel (Jack) Douglass and Mary Vann Kendall Douglass of Chesterfield. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a 1960 graduate of Queens College in Charlotte, N.C., where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. Mrs. Epps taught school in Winston-Salem, N.C. and also in Union.
Mrs. Epps was a faithful member of Grace United Methodist Church and was actively involved in services through her church circle. She was a sustaining member of the Junior Charity League. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved her many friends who also loved her. She never tired of doing for others, and her home was a center of hospitality for all who came to visit.
Surviving in addition to her husband of 50 years is a son, Haynesworth Van Epps IV and his wife Choon Lee Ang of Spartanburg; a daughter, Kendall Epps Alexander and her husband Edward Click Alexander of Lexington; a granddaughter, Catherine Marks Alexander of Lexington; two sisters, Ann Douglass Gibson Nichols of Union and Cornelia Douglass Bittle of Camden; one brother, Floyd Samuel (Jack) Douglass Jr. of Chesterfield; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives in a very close family.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2012 at Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. David Bauknight. The family will receive friends at the graveside immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 201 S. Church St., Union, S.C. 29379.
The family will be at the home 108 Cherokee Avenue, Union.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc.