Sarah O. Epperson


From: McLeansboro Times, October 16, 1919

Sarah O. Epperson was born September 6, 1831, in Jackson County, Tennessee and departed this life at her home in McLeansboro, October 9, 1919, at 8:45 p.m., aged 88 years, 1 month and 3 days.

She was united in marriage at the age of 17 years to Charles D. Epperson, and to this union ten children were born: names, P. M.; J. V; J. W; J. C; R. E.; 
K. T.; and W. J., sons.  Two daughters, Elmira and Tobitha.  K. T., Charles D. and Tobitha preceded her in death.

She professed faith in Christ early in life and became a charter member of Middle Creek Baptist church, and lived a faithful and devoted Christian life to the last.

Grandma, as she was familiarly called, lived a quiet, industrious life, and always assumed her duties with pleasure, she was a kind mother, a good neighbor, and her friends were numbered by her acquaintances.

She leaves to mourn their loss, 7 children, 33 grand-children, 2 sisters, the only ones who survive her of a family of 14 children; and a host of relatives and friends.

Grandma is among the last of the old school of mothers who sacrificed everything in life that they might bring into the world a strong race of men and women, of whom they might be proud.

We weep not as those who have no hope, and as we tell her goodbye, it is only for a while, for we expect to meet her again.

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