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Annie Estelle Page Epley

Dec. 4, 1906 to Jan. 24, 2006

Annie Estelle Page Epley, 99, of Zion Rd., Morganton, went home to be with her Lord on January 24, 2006 at Autumn Care of Drexel following a period of declining health. She was born in Burke County on Tuesday, December 4, 1906 and was the daughter of Arthur and Emma Whisenant Page. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Arthur Epley; an infant daughter, Mary Elizabeth; a son, Lee Roy Epley and his wife, Gladys. She retired from Alba-Waldesian Hosiery Mill after 44 years. Mrs. Epley was a member of Drexel First Church of God.

Surviving are children, Ernest A. Epley and wife Margaret, Annie Sue Gragg and husband Darwin, Linda Bryant and husband Olen, all of Morganton, and Larry Dean Epley and wife Diann, of Drexel. She had 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Friday, January 27, 2006 at Drexel First Church of God. Officiating will be Rev. Tony Didway. Interment will follow in Burke Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7:00 until 8:30 pm at Sossoman Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the church thirty minutes before the funeral hour. Memorial contributions may be made to Drexel First Church of God Building Fund, PO Box 218, Drexel, NC 28619.

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