Edwin G. "Billy" Copelan, Sr

Born: Sat., Nov. 27, 1920
Died: Sun., Jun. 13, 2010

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Edwin Gillard “Billy” Copelan, Sr., age 89, of Greensboro, GA, died Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Saint Joseph’s at East Georgia in Greensboro. Born on November 27, 1920 he was a native of Greene County and the son of the late Edgar Lucious Copelan and Callie Missouri Hale Copelan. He attended school at Meadowcrest and graduated from Greensboro High School in 1938. During World War II, he served his country in the United States Air Force in Germany receiving several medals. While growing up, he assisted his father on their farm planting, cultivating and harvesting such crops as cotton, corn, peanuts, hay, potatoes, beans, and other vegetables. He also cared for chickens, cattle and hogs and repaired farm equipment. Later he owned and operated his own dairy farm. He was a member of Walker United Methodist Church and a member of the VFW Adams Walker Post 4259 in Greensboro, GA. He enjoyed hunting especially quail. He is survived by a daughter, Leann Copelan Bauch and husband Dave of Lawrenceville, GA; a son, Dr. Billy Copelan, Jr. and wife Lynn of Greensboro, GA; four grandchildren, Billy Copelan III and wife Christie of St. Simons, GA, Callie Copelan Luskus and husband Joe of Dacula, GA, Mary Jo Copelan Nugent and husband Penn of Raliegh, NC and Lucas Bauch of Lawrenceville, GA; eight great grandchildren, Carrie Copelan, Kendall Copelan, Mallory Luskus, Noah Luskus, Sarah Luskus, Harrison Nugent, Logan Nugent and Ansley Nugent; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Emma Agnes Copelan, J. T. Copelan, Broughton Copelan, Marcus Copelan, Edna McMichael, Josephine Copelan and Frances Bradley. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Walker United Methodist Church, 2730 Walker Church Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Wayne Usry and Rev. John Pike officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Lindy Copelan, Bruce Copelan, Russell Copelan, Ray Copelan, Jesse Copelan, Wayne Bradley, Ben Boswell, Robert Evans and Jim Malcolm. Honorary pallbearers are Comer Tolbert, M. H. Parrish, Clarence L. “Mutt” Rhodes Jr., Charles L. Copelan, Charlton S. Veazey Sr., Jerry Vandiver, Lewis Duvall, L. G. Boswell, Ray Duvall, Melvin Duvall and Wayne Bauch. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday night at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to Walker United Methodist Church, 2730 Walker Church Road, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Gail Shirley
   Posted Sun June 13, 2010
I just want to express my sympathy to you, Leeann, and your family, as well as all the Copeland family. May he rest in peace now. Gail Shirley

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Sun June 13, 2010
Billy, Lynn, Leann and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the days to come. Mr. Billy was a remarkable Southern Gentelman and he will be missed by each who had contact with him.

Gayle (Glass) Banks
   Posted Mon June 14, 2010
So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you. Gayle (Glass) Banks

Mrs. Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Mon June 14, 2010
Billy enjoyed a long good life. Just remember all the good time. God Bless your family.

David Ruehle
   Posted Mon June 14, 2010
Billy, sorry to hear about your loss. Be assure that Wynelle's and my thoughts and prayers are with you. David

Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Mon June 14, 2010
With sympathy and prayers for the Copelan Family.

Stuart Nichols
   Posted Tue June 15, 2010
My deepest sympathies to the family.

Janet Copelan Hallman
   Posted Wed June 16, 2010
To Billy and family, So sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was a great guy and the county will miss him greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jan and David Hallman, Josh and Robert (Leo Copelan's granddaughter and family)

Larry Cox
   Posted Mon June 21, 2010
My sympathy to the Copelan family. My grandfather H G (Grady) Taylor had a farm on Cedar Grove Rd, where we would spend a week or two during the summer. I remember my grandfather speaking often of Billy,and during our stay Billy would let us fish in his pond. This was in the late 50's an early 60's. I will always remember Billy as a kind an generous man that my grandfather held in high esteem. Larry Cox

Jenny Mize Yearwood
   Posted Tue June 22, 2010
My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you. Mr. Billy was such a good man. Robert Mize thought the world of him. Be comforted that he is in a better place and that one day we will see him again. I am sure he is in heaven hurting quail right outside Daddy's collard patch. Blessings to you all. Jenny