Clyde Jerome Copeland was born Oct. 2, 1952, at Portage-ville and died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at his residence in Tallapoosa. He was the son of the late Kelly Copeland and Myrtle May Brock Copeland.
On Oct. 2, 1990, he was united in marriage to Barbara Rae Woolums in Dyersburg, Tenn.
He had been a veteran in the U.S. Army and had been employed at Noranda Aluminum in Marston.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Copeland of Tallapoosa; two sons, Travis Dean Copeland ofthe home, and Clyde Jerome Copeland, Jr., of Ripley, Tenn.; one daughter, Hope Barnett of Stuttgart, Ark.; one step-daughter, Quintina Glass of the home; six sisters, Dottie Tyler of Piedmont, Barbara Wilburn of Hamlet, Ind., Anne Gasparas of Whitesboro, Texas, Jean Mathis of Marston, Goldie Howard and Mandy Pierce, both of Dyersburg, Tenn.; one brother, Fred Copeland of Tallapoosa; and two grandsons.
Visitation was held after 6 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2007, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Bradshaw Funeral Chapel in Malden with Rev. Earl Dell officiating.
Interment followed in Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton with military rites.