Volume 54, Number 7

fourteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Obituaries

Delano Copeland
February 26, 1932 - February 8, 2017

Norman Delano Copeland, 84 of Harrison Rd., Byrdstown passed away Wed., Feb. 8, 2017 at his residence.
He was born Feb. 26, 1932 in Byrdstown to the late Peter Turney and Laura Esther Amonett Copeland. Mr. Copeland was a retired TWRA Wildlife Officer, carpenter, farmer, member of the Wolf River United Baptist Church and lived all his life in Byrdstown.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Lou Chiles, Maurine Holt, Hazel Reagan and Kathleen Reagan.
Survivors include his wife Jean; two daughters, Donna Zachary and husband Ronnie, all of Byrdstown and Deborah Palk of Cookeville; two sisters, Sylvia Sells of Byrdstown and Doris Neal and husband, Ralph of Knoxville; two brothers, Gale Copeland and wife Eva of Byrdstown and Jerry Copeland and wife Linda of Powder Springs, GA; three grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross and Bro. Steve McClure officiating and burial at Amonett Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Sells, John Zachary, Joseph Amonett, Cody Matthews, Joe Copeland and Jerry Copeland. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Bryan Coplenad
December 22, 1969 - February 8, 2017

Bryan Ernest Copeland, 47, Mt. Union Rd., Byrdstown passed away Wed., Feb. 8, 2017 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 22, 1969 in Livingston to Ernest and Nelda Garrett Copeland. Mr. Copeland attended the Love and Grace Church, Alive In The Spirit Church and was a farmer and construction worker.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Yetmon and Delta Garrett, Floyd and Leah Copeland; three uncles, Dr. B.H. Copeland, Gerald Garrett and Glycon Garrett; mother-in-law Janet Koger and father-in-law Fred Koger.
Survivors include his wife, Angela Koger Copeland; daughter, Lexie Johnson; three sons, Slayde Copeland, Holden Masiongale and Dalton Johnson; parents, Ernest and Nelda Copeland; brother, Nathan Copeland and wife Michelle, all of Byrdstown; three nephews, Trevor and Corbin Copeland, Lance Staton and wife Liz. Also survived by other family members and friends.
A Celebration of Life was held Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at Alive In The Spirit Church with Bro. Randy Tompkins, Bro. Andy Cope, Bro. Johnny Rexroat and Bro. Dale Cox officiating and burial on Sat., Feb, 11, 2017 at Clark Cemetery. Pallbearers were Marty Shelley, John Boy Lee, Chris Abbott, Ryan Harden, Chase Roberts, Jesse Linder, Charles Collins, Trevor Copeland, Corbin Copeland, Slayde Copeland, Holden Masiongale, Dalton Johnson, Lance Staton and Rick Moss. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

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