James H. Epling, 70

James H. Epling, 70 of Elkhorn City, KY passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at his home. Jimmy was retired from coal industry and a member of the Little Beaver Church of Christ. Jimmy was born December 20, 1948 in Pikeville, KY to the late Henry Arson Epling & Madge Stacy Epling. In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Ramey Epling and one brother, Tommy Epling. Jimmy is survived by two sons, James D. Epling of Elkhorn City, KY & Corey Williams of Frankfort, KY; one daughter, Tanya Justice of Elkhorn City, KY; and four grandchildren, Bretley Williams, Braylee Williams, Brenton Williams & Dakota Justice. Jimmy is also survived by two brothers, Benny (Donita) Epling of Greasy Creek, KY & John Paul Epling of Wolfpit, KY and one sister, Ann Robinson of Elkhorn City, KY. Visitation will be from 6-10PM Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with a service at 7PM. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 2PM from the chapel with Daniel Weakley officiating. Burial will follow at the Ramey/Salyer Cemetery, Little Beaver, Elkhorn City, KY.


  1. Shirley Morrison says

    I’m so sorry to hear of his passing, he was such a sweet person. Jimmy and all the rest of the family, I wish there were words to ease the pain in your hearts, I hope you will find some comfort in knowing all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you always. Shirley Morrison

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