COMMERCE - Willard Derek Epps, 54, died Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Clarke County, the son of Willard and Anne Hix Epps of Athens. He was a retired grocery store manager and was of the Baptist denomination.
In addition to his parents, survivors include sons, Eli Epps, Florence, Ala., Jake Epps and Charlie Epps, both of Commerce; sister, Lynn McRee, Gainesville; grandchildren, Clayton, Westlynn, Hydi, and Madison Epps.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 12, at 4 p.m. from the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Carlton Peters officiating with the interment following at Grey Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday night, June 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.