Clata Juanita Copeland, 88, of McMinnville died Thursday, Aug. 22, at NHC Health Care in McMinnville.
She was born June 7, 1925 in Warren County and was a former employee of Rockford Textile Mills, and a member of Westside Baptist Church. Mrs. Copeland was preceded in death by her parents, John Jefferson and Minnie Belle Chambers Bell; her husband, Marshall Lee Copeland; daughter, Rebecca Elaine Walker; sister, Elizabeth Daphine (Bill) Atnip, and brothers John E. Bell and William Carl Bell.
Survivors include her daughter, Wanda Kay (Robert) Rich; son, Thomas Wayne (Judy) Copeland; grandchildren Michelle Rich, Justin (Karyn) Rich, and Lynn Walker; great-grandchildren, Kayla Judkins, Kyle Van Patten, Christina Walker, and Braeden Rich, and son-in-law, Freddie (Sandra) Walker. Many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Tyree Smith will officiate. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory. The Copeland family will receive friends Friday from 1 to 8 p.m., and again Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to Westside Baptist Church, 1100 S. Chancery Street, McMinnville, TN 37110. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 23, 2013