Mrs. Carolyn Jean Eplee, age 64 of Benton, KY passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at her home. She retired from Marshall Co. School System after 40 years where she taught 1st. grade at Benton Elementary School, she also taught at Little Cypress-Mauriceville School in Orange, Tx. She was a member of Briensburg Baptist Church. Mrs. Eplee was the world's best Nana. She loved her children, grandsons and spending time with her family.
Born Saturday, June 19, 1954 in Paducah, KY, she was the daughter of the late Gird Herring and the late Mary Lucille "Sally" (Perrin) Herring.
Surviving are her sons, Eric Eplee, wife Amie of Gilbertsville, KY and Anthony Eplee, wife Melissa of Simpsonville, SC; daughter, Meagan Cooper, husband Lee of Nashville, TN; sisters, Sharron Harris of Calvert City, KY, Dianne Draffen of Calvert City, KY and Marilyn Wyatt of Calvert City, KY; 2 grandchildren, Hudson and Eli; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 20 years, Larry Eugene Eplee; and sisters, Betty Herring and Dorothy Fitzgerald.
A Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Collier Funeral Chapel located at 211 West 5th. St. Benton, KY 42025 with Rev. Monte Hodges officiating.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Paducah, KY.
Visitation will be held between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Collier Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Marshall Co. Exceptional School, PO Box 423 Benton, KY 42025.