Glendola “Ilene” Epperson, 78, of Kibler Valley, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, N.C. She was born in Patrick County on September 12, 1940, to the late Alvis Glenn and Inez Barnard Epperson. Throughout her adult life she loved history, particularly architectural and family history. She graduated from Blue Ridge High School in 1958 and received her bachelor’s degree in 1962 from The College of William and Mary. After working in education for a few years, Ilene attended Northeastern University where she earned a Master’s in Public Administration. This enabled her to spend more than 30 years working for HUD, and living in the historical cities of Providence R.I., Boston Mass., and Washington, D.C.  After retiring from HUD, Ilene returned to Kibler Valley to restore her most beloved historical project, the early 1800s Barnard family homeplace. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew and Jeanette Blinick of Manassas VA, William “Bill” and Miranda Blinick and a grandchild, Abigail Blinick of Chesapeake; a sister, Janice Epperson Hall of Welcome, N.C., and a niece Susan Hall Coulter and her husband Clyde of Bainridge, Ind., a nephew Robert Glen Hall and wife Vicki of Welcome, N.C.  A memorial graveside service was held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Barnard Family Cemetery. Adam Hall spoke. Online condolences may be made at



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