Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Brooks Epley


   Brooks Epley, 73, passed away at his home in Gladwin on Saturday, January 2, following eight years in ill health. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Truman Lowell, of the Assembly of God, officiated and burial was made in Highland cemetery. Mr. Epley, a retired lumberman, was born in Cedar Lake on January 3, 1880, and has been a resident of Gladwin county since 1885. He was married to Zelpha V. Smallwood on July 2, 1919, in Gladwin. He served with the 28th Divison in Europe during World War I.

   Surviving are his wife; two sons, William P. Epley of Gladwin and Robert E. Epley of El Cajon, California; one brother, William Epley, of Harrison; and a sister, Mrs. Lydia Scott, of Beaverton. One son, John, preceded his parents in death. Members of the Gladwin Veterans of Foreign Wars acted as pallbearers. Mr. Epley was a charter member of the local organization.

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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
MI Pfc. Co. A. 103 Engrs. 28 Div. WWI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
P:1 C:5
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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