Carol Ann Epperson
Carol Ann Epperson, 79, of Cornelia, went to her heavenly home on Monday, October 11, 2021. Ms. Epperson was born on October 17, 1941 in Anderson County, South Carolina to the late Walter L. and Elizabeth Stallings Epperson. She was a member of Cornelia United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, was head of UMW and was also very active in many other aspects of the church. Ms. Epperson was retired from the Habersham Board of Education with 36 years of dedicated service at Cornelia Elementary; she was named Habersham County Teacher of the Year in 1986. Although Ms. Epperson did not have any children of her own, she considered her students to be her children and loved each and everyone of them. She also had membership with Cornelia 3 Arts Club, Alpha Delta Kappa International Teacher's Sorority, Delta Kappa Gamma International Teacher's Sorority, The Torch Club: Piedmont College, AARP, and the Eastern Star. Survivors include her sisters and brothers-in-law, Jo and Doug Walter, of Cornelia; Debbie and Jerry Burrell, of Mt. Airy; nieces, Tara Walter Brookshire and Kevin, of Clarkesville; Wendi Burrell Woods and Ray, of Cornelia; nephew, Brad Walter and Amy, of Stuarts Draft, VA; great nieces, Ava Brookshire, Audrey Walter, Megan Walter, Tyler Woods; great nephews, Seth Walter, Jacob Woods, and Jameson Brookshire. A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 15, at the Cornelia United Methodist Church with Pastor Ben Wilcox officiating. Interment will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 1:00 p.m., to 2:30 p.m., October 15, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in Ms. Carol's memory to the Cornelia United Methodist Church 275 Wyly Street, Cornelia, Georgia 30531. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, North Chapel at 245 Central Avenue, Demorest, Georgia 30535. Telephone: 706-778-1700.
October 16, 2021
Published by gainesvilletimes.com on Oct. 16, 2021.