Rachel (Secrist) Copelan

Born: Mon., Sep. 7, 1964
Died: Fri., Dec. 27, 2013

Family to do services at a later date

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Rachel Secrist Copelan
Rachel Secrist Copelan, age 49, of the Greshamville Community, died on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Born in Beech Grove, Indiana on September 7, 1964, she was the daughter of George Arlen Secrist and the late Betty Louise Hawkins Secrist.  She graduated from Athens Tech and on June 17, 1992 she married Wheeler Rossman “Ross” Copelan III.  She was very talented in arts and crafts and worked for Happy Valley Pottery. Rachel was a member of Fork Chapel United Methodist Church.  Along with her arts and crafts, she loved to crochet and plant flower boxes.  She was a wonderful mother and wife and will truly be missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband Wheeler Rossman “Ross” Copelan III; father, George Arlen Secrist; daughter, Katie Copelan; son, Tony Williams; sister, Patrice Secrist; three brothers, Tim Secrist, Phil Secrist and Mark Secrist. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a sister, Pam Secrist Kelly.
A private family service will be held at a later date.  The family requests that any memorials be made to Fork Chapel United Methodist Church Memorial Building Fund, 1670 Reid Duvall Road, Madison, GA 30650.  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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Mattie Usry
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
Katie, you are your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Clara Copelan
   Posted Sun December 29, 2013
Ross & Katie, You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Janet Copelan Hallman
   Posted Sun December 29, 2013
Thoughts and Prayers to the Copelan Family.

Bob Haughey
   Posted Sun December 29, 2013
Boogie, please know that you and Katie are in my thoughts and prayers.

Irene Seagraves
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
Ross and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless each of you.

Frank and Irene Seagraves

Milton Orand
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
God bless you and Katie at this time and all the family.

Janet, Donny and Donnie Jr. Pritchard
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
Dear friends, Ross and Katie...I can't express how sorry we are that Rachel has passed. We will always remember the good times we had at your house. She made everyone feel welcome and loved. I will never forget her laugh. She will be missed by all who knew her. Prayers for all.

Nan F. Dean
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
Family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debora Jarrard
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
So sorry for you family Ross. We are thinking of you. Debbie andReggie

Carol Robinson
   Posted Fri January 03, 2014
Ross & Katie, I am so sorry to hear about Rachael. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Loretta Eby, Jeff Jackson
   Posted Sat January 04, 2014
We will miss that beautiful woman,she was amazing. Good Luck to all the family

Loretta Eby, Jeff Jackson
   Posted Sat January 04, 2014
Rachel was a beautiful & amazing woman.We will miss her. Our prayers our with the family.