Cornelia Poss Copelan

Born: Mon., Apr. 30, 1923
Died: Sat., Dec. 29, 2007

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Cornelia Poss Copelan, age 84, of Greensboro, GA, died Saturday, December 29, 2007 at Willow Run Retirement Home. Born in Wilkes County on April 30, 1923 she was the daughter of the late James Brantley Poss and Loinda Belle Rice Poss. In 1940 she graduated from Union Point High School. Cornelia was the registrar and custodian for the vital records at the Greene County Health Department for many years. She was a member of Walker United Methodist Church and enjoyed the Bridge Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Thomas Copelan, Sr., in November of 1991; brother Raymond L. Poss; sisters, Opie Beer, Gordie Raley, Hazel Sorrow, Lauree Powers and Joslyn Cronic; and a grandson, Jason Thomas Copelan. She is survived by two sons, Jesse T. Copelan, Jr. and wife Kaye of Eatonton, GA and Raymond D. "Ray" Copelan and wife Martha of Greensboro, GA; sister, Leila P. Mapp of Watkinsville, GA; brother, M. C. Poss and wife Bobbie of Martinez, GA; grandson, Josh Copelan and wife Adrianne of Greensboro, GA; granddaughter, Stacey C. Richardson and husband Travis of Greensboro, GA; great granddaughter, Copelan Richardson; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Graveside Services will be held on Monday, December 31, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Greenview Cemetery with Rev. Michael Hardy officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be the nephews and great nephews. The family requests that any memorials be made to Nathanael Greene Academy, P. O. Box 109, Siloam, GA 30665. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday night at the funeral home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Fred and Gayle Shaver
   Posted Sat December 29, 2007
Ray and Martha, We are so sorry to hear about the death of your Mother and will be praying for each of you during this time of grief and missing. It was such a pleasure to meet both of you at Nat's daughter's get-together. He sent us the information about Mrs. Copelan. We will certainly keep you in our thoughts; and although we did not know her personally, we have no doubt she was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. May God bless you to remember all the happy times of your lives with her. In Christian love, Fred and Gayle Shaver Brooklet, GA

   Posted Sun December 30, 2007
Our sincere sympathies to all the Copelans. We truly enjoyed knowing your mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful lady. May God bless you.

Judy Satterfield Nichols
   Posted Sun December 30, 2007
Jesse & Kay, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mother. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

Percy & June Meeks
   Posted Sun December 30, 2007
Just want to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tom & Linda Yearwood
   Posted Sun December 30, 2007
Ray and Martha, we just want you to know how sorry we are to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Tom and Linda

Patricia Sellers Gillespie
   Posted Sun December 30, 2007
Ray, Jesse and families: My sincerest condolences in the passing of your mother. There is no one like "Mama". May God be with you in a very special way during this very sad, difficult time. Your classmate, Patricia

Janet Copelan Hallman
   Posted Mon December 31, 2007
To the Copelan Family, So sorry to hear about Miss Cornelia. My aunt, Miss Irene Gentry, played cards with her at WillowRun. She will be greatly missed. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Jan and David Hallman, Josh and Robert (granddaughter of Leo Copelan & daughter of Norris Copelan)

Harriet Henner
   Posted Mon December 31, 2007
Kaye and Jesse, We are so sorry with your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you, Harriet and Warren Henner

Linda Brook McLeroy
   Posted Sat January 12, 2008
Dear Jesse & Kay, I was so saddened to her of the passing of your mom..I remember her so well as one of our elementary school grade mothers..Please know that you, Ray and the family are in my prayers...Sincerely, Linda (& Pierce)