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In Memoriam | Fall 2021

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Myra Burgin Epps of Fort Mill, South Carolina, died April 3, 2021. A native of Rutherford County, North Carolina, she attended Mars Hill College, where she met her husband. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Winthrop University and continued her graduate study at UVA and Frances Marion University. She earned her master’s degree and specialist’s degree in education from the University of South Carolina. Ms. Epps began her teaching career in Franklin County, Virginia, before teaching in South Carolina for more than 30 years. She was named Teacher of the Year from each school system where she taught. She was also honored as a superior teacher. After her retirement, Ms. Epps settled in and devoted the rest of her life to her family. Each child and grandchild held a special place in her heart. Cooking for her family was her greatest joy. The biggest task in her life was taking care of Jimmy. She did it well. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy; sons Bryan and Tyler; two brothers; and seven grandchildren.