Mrs. Sylvia Marie Epperson Claiborne, age 88 of LaFollette went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 8, 2020. She was born on July 30, 1931. She was a devout Christian who loved the Lord. She was a long time Member of The First Independent Missionary Baptist Church of LaFollette. Preceded in death by Parents, John and Bertha Peavley Epperson, Brother, Ernest Epperson, Infant Daughter, Linda Lou Claiborne, and Niece, Cheryl Claiborne Lyles.
She is survived by Daughter, Brenda Claiborne Miller and Husband, Mike; Sons, Roger Claiborne and Wife, Deborah, all of LaFollette, and Kenneth Claiborne and Wife, Shelia of Covington, GA; Sister, Juanita Claiborne and Husband, Ralph of LaFollette; Eight Grandchildren: Brittany Miller Vann and Husband, Josh, Brandon Miller, Jessica Claiborne, Madison Claiborne, Tabitha Emerson and Husband, Jeremy, Justina Cox and Husband, Creed, Wesley Claiborne and Wife, Ashley, and Jennifer Claiborne; Sisters-in-law, Sarah Epperson, Judy Leach, and Geneva Claiborne and Husband, Bob; Special Nephews, Rick Claiborne and David Lyles; Seven Great-Grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, 3:00 P.M. at Powell Valley Cemetery and Memorial Gardens with Mrs. Claiborne’s Nephew, Rick Claiborne and Rev. Chuck Kohlmeyer officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mrs. Claiborne may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Sylvia Marie Epperson Claiborne.