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Billie Frances Coppinger, 76
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McMinnville resident and Warren County native Billie Frances Coppinger, 76, was born Sept. 9, 1942 and went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 17 at NHC Healthcare in McMinnville.

A self-employed caregiver, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Bessie Rigsby Drake. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son Johnny Coppinger; great-grandson Calvin Ingram; three brothers Harold, George and John Drake; and sister Sue Cantrell.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Ora Cook of McMinnville and Regina and Steve Russell of Rock Island; two sons Jimmy and Barry Coppinger, both of McMinnville; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters and brother-in-law, Jean and Larkin Cantrell of McMinnville and Wanda Drake of McMinnville; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at High’s Chapel with Roy Terry officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Dec. 19, 2018