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Essie Dickey Epting, 95, of Joanna, widow of William Holland Epting, died Friday, May 11, 2018 at Springfield Place.

Born on November 1, 1922, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Charley and Mattie B. Milam Dickey. She owned and operated Essie's Beauty Shop in Joanna for 53 years until her retirement. She was a member of the Providence Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Clinton. She enjoyed working in her yard with her flowers and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Merchant and her husband Gregg of Kinards; grandchildren, Gregg Holland Merchant of Kinards, Heather Tapia and her husband Vidal of Joanna, and Hannah Marie Merchant of Charleston. She was predeceased by a brother and 5 sisters.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Monday, May 14, 2018 in Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Lawrence Peebles. The family will receive friends Monday morning from 9:30 until 10:30 AM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Providence Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 701 S. Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325 or to St. Jude Childrens Recearch Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The family would like to thank the nurses and aids of unit 4 at Springfield Place for their love and care.

Active pall bearers will be Gregg Holland Merchant, Vidal Tapia, Clayton Yochem, Johnny Cockrell, Kelly Long, and Austin Long.

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#7 Melanie Young 2018-05-17 10:39
Dear Marilyn,
I just learned of your mom’s passing and I want to send my deepest condolences and prayers. As you know, I have such great memories of your mom and my mom making every woman in Joanna prettier by cutting, perming and styling their hair. They not only shared their talents but they had such a great friendship as well. They are now reunited and are well with the Lord they loved so much. God bless you and your entire family. Sending hugs and love.
#6 The Clarys 2018-05-15 10:11
Marilyn, we are so sorry to hear of your mother's death. May God bless you all with precious memories.
Love, Mack and Susan
#5 Kim Derrick 2018-05-14 11:49
So sorry to learn of your mom's passing. Love and prayers to all of you !
#4 Karen Winn 2018-05-14 09:04
Marilyn and family, I just heard about your mom. My heart breaks for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap His Loving Arms around you and give you comfort and peace. Hold on to your memories and cherish tbem. Your memories will help get you through thius difficult time. Sending Love and Hugs your way❤
#3 Robbie Crumpton 2018-05-13 20:57
Marilyn so sorry for your loss.I will surely miss Ms. Essie.I will miss that sweet smile.Cherish all the wonderful memories. Prayers go out to you and your family.Love always Robbie.
#2 Ann & Bud Vassey 2018-05-13 12:08
We are saying goodbye to a wonderful, strong woman whom we admired. All of you are in our prayers and thoughts.
#1 Joanne and Thornton 2018-05-12 20:47
Marilyn,we are saddened to hear of your mother's passing, but rejoice in her home going after such a faithful and meaningful life. She loved her family so much, and I know she will be missed. Please know we are thinking of you. Joanne and Thornton Stewart