Rose Epperly Basham

June 11, 1948 - September 01, 2021

Rose Epperly Basham, 73 of Floyd, VA, was called home from her earthly life on September 1, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Winston R. "Buck" Epperly and Mary B. Epperly, and her unborn granddaughter. Proverbs 31:28-29 - Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Her motto was that family always comes first, along with what happens at Grandma's house stays at Grandma's house. She loved her family fiercely and was always there to show her love, concern, and support. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, James A. "Jim" Basham, daughter, Kesha B. Belcher, and the absolute loves of her life, her grandsons, Jamie and Kamren Belcher. Also her brother, Randy Epperly, niece, Kelly Epperly (Brantley Walden), nephew, Travis Epperly (April McKinney), and great niece, "Sweet Pea" Hayden Walden. As well as many other extended family members and precious friends. Rose was a hairdresser in Christiansburg for over 40 years and always felt that her clients were like her extended family. She even went into work during hurricane Hugo to take care of her faithful clients, because "they just had to have their hair done." She loved her family farm, but always treasured family trips to Carolina Beach, NC. She got up early every morning to enjoy the sunrise and a good cup of coffee. She was always on a mission to find something special for "her boys". She loved them so much! She was a long time member of Camp Bethel United Methodist Church and treasured her church family very much. Those that knew her loved her for her genuine soul, her caring heart, and her straight forward, quick witted personality. She always had an answer for everything and that was just one of the many things you loved about her. Her presence will be missed beyond measure but we know that she is now reunited with her Mom and Dad, and so many other special people she has lost on her life's journey, and best of all, she will get to hold her granddaughter in Heaven. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday September 7, 2021 at 11AM at Gardner Funeral Home with the Pastors Bill Schoeneman and Darlene Marshall officiating. Interment will take place at St Matthews Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday September 6, 2021 from 5PM-7PM at Gardner Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Camp Bethel United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Guest book

Reba Smart

Christiansburg VA
September 04, 2021

Rose was my mother's(Etta Miles) hairdresser for many years. She was a special lady, and a wonderful friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Heaven's gain is our loss. She will be missed by anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. May God bless and comfort you.

Tommy and Karen Epperly

September 04, 2021

Jim and family, please accept our deepest condolences during Rose's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time.

Rod Sheppard

September 04, 2021

Jimbo, Buddy, I'm so sorry to hear. I can only imagine the heartache you feel. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I hope you find comfort, somehow. We miss you at work, and had hoped only happy times for you and yours. God Bless. Rod Sheppard

Glen Barber

Floyd VA.
September 05, 2021

She was an amazing lady surely will be missed thoughts and prayers for you all

Rick Sparks

Pembroke, VA
September 05, 2021

Jim, I am sorry to hear about Rose. I will be praying for you and your family.


September 05, 2021

Rose was a good friend and classmate. We were in school together all 12yrs. Jimmy I will be praying for you and your family. You and I played baseball for our ( possum holler) team. Sure miss those days. May God bless and keep you. Gary Alderman and family.

Bill and Jeanette Preston

September 06, 2021

To the Basham family: We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Having worked with Jim for many years and knowing how special Rose was to you, we know how much she will be missed. We hope God will be with you and comfort you all during this time.

Scott Smith

Snowville, VA
September 06, 2021

I am so sorry about Rose. I am thinking and praying for all of you.

Terry Brizendine

September 06, 2021

Robin East

September 06, 2021

Miranda White

September 06, 2021