Tillie Epley

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Tillie Louise Bridges Parkhill Epley, 89, of Payson, died May 3, 2002, in Payson. She was born Jan. 8, 1913, in Fort Towson, Okla. Her parents were Grover Bridges and Charlie Belle Haney Bridges.

Mrs. Epley worked in construction and hotel and apartment management in California before retiring to Payson in 1972. Since 1973, she was the leading worker for missions in the Payson Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Perry R. Epley of Payson; one daughter, Carole Raye Craig of Imperial Beach, Calif.; two brothers, Richard Bridges of Prescott, and Charles Bridges of Kingman; one granddaughter, Kathy Dalton; two great-grandchildren, Crystal and Shawn Dalton of Seattle, Wash.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Floyd Parkhill.

Services were held Monday, May 6, at the Church of the Nazarene in Payson. Burial was at Greenwood Memory Lawn in Phoenix.

Donations can be sent to Nazarene Church building fund, 114 E. Cedar Lane, Payson, AZ 85541.

Arrangements by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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