Katherine E. Apostle
Little Rock, AR
Katherine Elchos Apostle, of Little Rock, AR, passed away in her home on Thursday, April 30, 2014 at the age of 90.
She was born on July 21, 1923 in Birmingham, AL to George and Olympia Elchos, immigrants form Volos, Greece. The Elchos family later settled in Vicksburg, MS with their four children.
In 1949 Katherine met and married Paul Nicholas Apostle and made their home for nearly 50 years in Jackson, MS where they raised four children and also raised three nephews, sons of Paul's sisters who lived in Metamorphosis, Greece. Together as a family, they opened and operated seven Paul's Restaurant/Paul's Lamplighter Restaurants in four states.
During her years in Jackson, Katherine was an active member of the St. John the Divine and St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church. She taught Sunday school and for many years was the president of the Ladies Philoptochos Society, a philanthropic organization.
In 1999 Katherine and Paul moved and made a new home in Little Rock, AR. They were married for 50 years when Paul passed away. In Little Rock, Katherine attended the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.
She was Yiayia, the Greek name for grandmother, to nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her culinary skills, especially for her delicious and plentiful Greek cooking and for her love of gardening.
She is survived by her four children, Dena Parker and husband, Angelo; Nick Apostle and wife, Alice; Libbie Vaden and husband, Steve; and Georgia Apostle; three nephews, Jimmy Pappas and wife, Teresa; Billy Poulos, and Niko Apostle; grandchildren, Denise Mitchell, Alyssa Parker, Camille Hassell, Katy Hedglin, Nicholas Apostle, Katherine Irby, Diane Montgomery, Katerina and Demetri Pappas; great grandchildren, Crew and Knox Hassell, Jackson Apostle, Hattie and Rhett Hedglin; and a sister, Viola Tyrones of Alanta, GA.
Funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1100 Napa Valley in Little Rock, AR. with Reverend Dr. Nicholas Verdaris officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Arrangement by Roller-Chenal Funeral Home 13801 Chenal Parkway Little Rock, AR (501) 224-8300.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to The Annunciation Scholarship Foundation, 1100 Napa Valley, Little Rock, AR 72211.
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