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Ruth M. Eppes

September 15, 1915 October 1, 2013
Ruth M. Eppes
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Ruth Maria Wynn Eppes was the fifth child born on September 15, 1915 to the union of George and Charlotte (Bridgeforth) Wynn in Blackstone, Virginia.
On October 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., she slipped peacefully away to her heavenly home at Heritage Hall Health and Rehabilitation Center in Blackstone, Virginia.
Ruth received her formal education at Nottoway County Public Schools.  After completing the 11th grade, she worked  for two different families here in Blackstone for several years.  She later moved to Baltimore, MD and then to New York City.  She lived in New York until the early 1980’s and decided to retire and move back to Blackstone (home).
She was a member of Springhill Baptist Church where she sang in the Senior Choir for many years.  She loved to sing.  As a resident of Heritage Hall, she would sing everyday, music was her favorite.
In 1935, she married Clinton Jury Eppes and from this union six children were born.  Her husband Clinton and four of her children, Vivian Eppes, James Eppes, Jestine Debose and Hattie  Eppes Robinson preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory, Lillian (Ernest) Collins and Russell-Sonny (Olivia) Eppes; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; three great, great grandchildren; two special friends, Thelma P. Tucker and Marie B. Fitzgerald; the staff at Heritage Hall in Blackstone; and a host of nieces, nephews, neighbors, and friends.
Funeral Services Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. from Springhill Baptist Church, Blackstone with interment in the church cemetery.

W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Services Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. from Springhill Baptist Church, Blackstone with interment in the church cemetery.

W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.

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