Ethel Lee Lord

Born: Fri., Feb. 6, 1925
Died: Thu., May 2, 2013

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Ethel Lee Lord, age 88 of Watkinsville, Georgia died Thursday, May 2, 2013 at A. G. Rhodes Health and Rehab Wesley Woods in Atlanta, Georgia. Ethel was born in Union Point, Georgia on February 6, 1925 to the late John Calvin Arnold and Katie Cook Arnold. She graduated from Union Point High School. For over twenty years she was the office manager for Chastain Office Products in Athens, GA retiring in 2000 at the age of 75. As long as health permitted, Ethel was an active member of Bethabara Baptist Church in Statham, GA where she sang in the choir and enjoyed working with the children. Her favorite past time was working in her yard, especially growing irises.

Ethel was predeceased by her parents, John Calvin and Katie Cook Arnold; and two brothers John Dewitt Arnold, Sr. and Cecil Arnold. She is survived by her daughter Leeann Bauch and husband David of Lawrenceville, GA; a son, Dr. Billy Copelan, Jr. and wife Lynn of Greensboro, GA; four grandchildren, Lucas Bauch of Lawrenceville, GA, Billy Copelan, III and wife Christie of St. Simons, GA, Callie Copelan Luskas and husband Joe of Dacula, GA and Mary Jo Copelan Nugent and husband Penn of Raleigh, NC; eight great grandchildren, Carrie and Kendall Copelan, Mallory, Noah and Sarah Luskas and Harrison, Logan and Ansley Nugent; and a number of other relatives and many friends.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point, Georgia 30669 with Dr. Jay Hodges officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Wayne Bauch, Jessie Copelan, Ray Copelan, Bruce Copelan, Wynn Copelan and Jackie Copelan. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Alzheimer''s Association, Georgia Chapter, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, Georgia 30346. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St. Greensboro, GA, 30642 (706)453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Elaine Campbell Carpenter
   Posted Fri May 03, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Mattie McElveen, Janice Campbell, Elaine Carpenter

Linda Taylor
   Posted Sat May 04, 2013
Leeann, I am sad about your Mother's passing. She was a lovely lady. We had many wonderful days together at Chastain's. May God's love surround you and you family in this time of Sorrow.Now she can sing in God's choir.

Debbie & Jerry Chastain
   Posted Sat May 04, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ethel was a wonderful, dear friend, and we were blessed to have known her. Words are hard to come by in times like these. Love, Debbie & Jerry

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Sat May 04, 2013
God Bless all the family at this time.

Sandy Collins
   Posted Sun May 05, 2013
I was sorry to hear about your grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

KAY ARNOLD
   Posted Mon May 06, 2013
WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I WOULD ALWAYS CALL HER WHEN I ATTENTED A VOTER REGISTRAR CONFERENCE IN ATHENS. SHE WAS ALWAYS SO KIND. RAY ALWAYS THOUGHT A LOT OF HER. WE WILL KEEP YOU ALL IN OUR PRAYERS. IF EVER DOWN SOUTH, PLEASE DROP BY. RAY AND KAY ARNOLD 1545 OLD RIVER RD JESUP, GA 31545 HM PH 912-586-6115 CELL 912-221-0859

Alicia Shelton
   Posted Wed May 08, 2013
Ms.Lord brought so many happy moments to my life and left me with a treasure of memories. I will never be able to forget her. We are praying for you and your family in this difficult time. May her soul rest in peace.