Meridian Star

June 11, 2013

Dorothy Irons Copeland


The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     PHILADELPHIA - Services for Dorothy Irons Copeland will be held today, at 11 a.m., at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. David Upshaw, Kim Poe and Lawrence Pool officiating. Burial will be in Sandtown Cemetery in Neshoba County with McClain-Hays Funeral Home of Philadelphia in charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Copeland, 85, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, June 9, 2013 at her residence. She was born and reared in the Bloomfield community of Neshoba County and made her home in the Bond Community most of her adult life. She was a longtime employee of Wells-Lamont Corporation in Philadelphia. Mrs. Copeland was a member of Sandtown United Methodist Church.

    Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Prentice Copeland; sons: Lynn (Kay) Copeland, and Rex (Diane) Copeland, all of Philadelphia; grandchildren: Brad (Hollie) Copeland of Philadelphia, Butch (Amy) Copeland of Brookhaven, Lisa (Brad) Gray, Chris (Valarie) Copeland and Justin (Kelly) Copeland, all of Philadelphia; 11 great-grandchildren; and sister, Lannie Robertson Allen of Mobile, Ala.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Onie Irons; and, siblings: Liddie Jones, Calvin Irons, Alvin Irons, Ester Irons, Dutch Irons, Jake Irons and Vester Irons.

    Pallbearers will be Barry Irons, Willie Earl Irons, Jimmy Robertson, Sandy Irons, Chad Copeland, Tim Breland, Josh Tillery and Kelly Teer.

    Honorary pallbearers are Dorothy Sue Fulton and Mrs. Copeland’s Sunday school class.