Dinky Caudill

Feb 24, 2013

Beautiful and Virtuous Lady

WAYNESVILLE — Evelyn Lee “Dinky” Epting Caudill, 90, passed away on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.

Dinky was born in Augusta, Georgia and had resided in Haywood County for the past 50 years. She was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Mary Brown Epting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Vern “Jay” Caudill, Jr. who died in 2011 and a brother, Robert Lee “Bob” Epting.

During her life, Dinky was actively involved in the community; serving with the Haywood County Board of Education, on the steering committee, that named Tuscola and Pisgah high schools and was a charter member of Haywood Christian Fellowship. During her retirement, she was a dedicated Red Cross Volunteer at Haywood County Hospital. Dinky was a special lady who had many talents, especially music. She played piano by ear, loved to dance and sang in the choir at Hazelwood Presbyterian Church where she was a member. Dinky was dedicated to her work at Haywood County DSS where she catered to those who were less fortunate. She loved to travel, having been fortunate to have lived in Scotland for over a year with her husband Jay.  She also enjoyed going to the movies. Dinky deeply loved her family and cherished the time she spent with each of them always putting them first before herself. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very special to her, and with her love of music, she created a unique song for each of them. She will be remembered for having a wonderful sense of humor, having a very generous, giving and kind spirit and above all else had a strong faith and cherished her relationship with Jesus Christ. “From this day forth the four Caudill girls and family will carry on the Epting pride.”

She is survived by four daughters, Bobbie Lee Caudill Bryson and her husband, Steve, of Midland, Vicki Loucilla Caudill Parker and her husband, Steve, of Candler, Debbie Kana Caudill McConnell and her husband, Tim, of Waynesville and June “Junebug” Caudill Hannah-Mathis and her husband, Jody, of Canton; a sister, Mary Brown “Brownie” Lovett of Atlanta; cousin, Sara Ida Seagers, of Laurens, South Carolina; two  sister-in-laws, Helen Caudill Clay and her husband, Kenneth, of Brandon, Florida. and Venus Epting of Charlotte; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of special friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at Hazelwood Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Patrick Womack officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church and at other times the family will be at the residence of Debbie McConnell 184 Hopper Cove Road, Waynesville. Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons and grandson-in-law.

Memorials may be made to Hazelwood Presbyterian Church Choir, P.O. Box 67 Hazelwood, NC 28738 or to the Jacob V. Caudill Scholarship Fund for ROTC, c/o Haywood County Schools Foundation, 1230 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786.

Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements. An online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.