WILL: William P. Epps, 1930 – Madison County, GA

I, William P. Epps, of said State and county, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and annulling all others, be me hereto made. (1) I desire and direct that my body be buried in a Christian like manner, that will be suitable to my circumstances and condition in life.

(2) I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without unnecessary delay, by my executor hereinafter named and appointed.

(3) I give, bequeath, devise all my real and personal property of every description to my loving wife, to be used and enjoyed by her for and during her natural life, and at her death the property be equally divided among my children, and if either of my children shall die leaving child or children, the children of such deceased child shall stand in lieu of their deceased parent, and receive that part which said parent would have received had he or she been living.

(4) The life estate given my loving wife, shall be in lieu of dower and a years support.

(5) I hereby appoint and constitute my son, Carlos A. Epps, the sole executor of this my last will and testament, and I expressly confer upon him power as such, to administer my estate, excusing him from giving any bond, or making any returns to the ordinary.

This the 5th day of Nov. 1930. W. P. Epps (Seal)

The foregoing instrument was signed, sealed, declared, and published by William P. Epps, as his last will and testament, in the presence of us, the undersigned, who at his special instance and request, do attest as witnesses, after said testator had signed his name thereto, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other.

This 5th day of Nov. 1930. C. P. Vineberg Athens, Ga J. B. Dudley Athens, Ga Abe Link, N.P. Athens, Ga C. Co. Ga.

Contributed by Connie Epps Bond. Posted with her permission.