Wednesday, May 21, 2014

John Sykes, Hazel Waltman, Jack Epperson

John Burl Sykes was the son of Thomas Richard Sykes and Verda Mae Edwards. He was born on 25 July 1909 in Mississippi and died before 1981.

Hazel Laverne Waltman was born ??? and died on 27 September 2002 in Laurel, Mississippi. She married John Burl Sykes and later Jack L. Epperson.
Franklin County Times, 30 September 2002
QUITMAN Services for Hazel Laverne Waltman Epperson will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Providence Church with the Revs. Lindsey, Lester Griffin and Butch Crabtree officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     Mrs. Epperson, 78, of Quitman, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel.
     Survivors include her son, Tom Sykes and his wife, Judy, of Seminary; a granddaughter, Brandi Bryant of Magee; a step-granddaughter, Leigh Ann Powell of Seminary; two step-grandsons, Todd Thurman and Terry Thurman, both of Leaksville; seven great-granddaughters, two great-grandsons; a sister, Louise Atwood of Saraland, Ala.; and two brothers, Buddy Waltman of Meridian and Harvey Waltman of Saraland.
     She was preceded in death by a grandson, John Thomas Sykes Jr.; her first husband, Johnny Burl Sykes; and her second husband, Jack L. Epperson.
     Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Jack L. Epperson was born ???.

They had the following children:

John Thomas Sykes was born ???. He married Judy. He fathered two children: John and Brandi.


  1. Johnny Burl Sykes was born July 25, 1910. Death date was August 3, 1967.
    Hazel Laverne Epperson was born May 13, 1924. Death date was September 27, 2002.

  2. John Thomas Sykes Sr. Was born August 14, 1952. He married Hope Rebekah Hart. They later divorced, but had 2 children. John Thomas Sykes Jr. July 23, 1975 - May 26, 1996 and Brandi LaRee Sykes, August 30, 1980, who married Jason Neil Bryant. They had 3 daughters. Elisa Danielle Bryant June 20, 2000, Kaleigh LaNeil Bryant September 21, 2001 and Isabella Brenee Bryant October 25, 2003.