January 17, 2017
Mrs. Mildred Caskey Epps, 95, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Park Pointe Village in Rock Hill. The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Flint Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wayne Deffinger and the Rev. Reginald Thackston officiating. Burial will be at church cemetery. Born in Indian Land, Mrs. Epps was a daughter of the late Millard and Maude Moss Caskey. She finished Kings Business College in Charlotte and began work for Southern Bell working her way to supervisor of the engineering department. Mildred Epps was always trying to improve herself and became an active member of the Rock Hill Toastmistress. Toastmistress afforded her the opportunity to excel in public speaking and speechwriting, which she used at Southern Bell and in the Republican Party in York County and the state of South Carolina. Mrs. Mildred became involved in politics and the Republican Party in the early 1950s when Gen. Dwight David Eisenhower decided to run for President. Through the years she would become more involved in the Republican Party and became friends with several congressmen, senators and governors throughout the country. Mrs. Mildred became acquinated with Laura Bush when her husband, George, decided to run for president and she would receive personal Christmas cards from the Bush’s every Christmas. Mrs. Mildred was an active member of the Golden Elephant and the Order of the Confederate Rose, and Pioneer. Mildred Epps’ passion in life was to serve God and the less fortunate. She would take in hobos traveling on Hwy. 21 at her home, feed them, pack food for them and give them what money she could afford and send them on their journey. Mildred Epps life can best he described by the words of Paul in Philippians 1:21 “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain. Amen Mrs. Mildred! Surviving are her son, Jimmy Epps (Myra) of Sumter; her daughter, Pam Matthews of Fort Mill; her brother, L.D. Caskey of Fort Mill; two sisters, Yvonne Thackston of Sumter and Alice Linn of York; four grandchildren, Bryan Epps, Tyler Epps, Kendall Matthews Willard and Lacey Matthews Gibbons; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, John Leighton Epps (2013); brothers, Col. Neal Caskey of Columbia and Ernest Caskey of Fort Mill; and sisters, Eleanor Wilson of Indian Land, Alva Scoggins of Fort Mill, and Nanny Dobbins of Fort Mill.. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2017, at Wolfe Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Flint Hill Baptist Church Refurbishing Fund, 269 Flint Hill Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715.
Mrs. Mildred Caskey Epps, 95, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Park Pointe Village in Rock Hill. The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Flint Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wayne Deffinger and the Rev. Reginald... View Obituary & Service Information
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