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William Lankford Copass
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1924
Monroe County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 2011
Monroe County
Kentucky, USA

TOMPKINSVILLE - Copass, William Lankford, 87, died June 10, 2011. Yokley-Trible Funeral Home

Published in The Courier-Journal on June 11, 2011.

William Lankford Copass, 87, of 84 L. Copass Road, Gamaliel, KY., passed away at 9:17 AM, Friday, June 10th, while in the company of family members, at Monroe County Medical Center.

Lankford was born February 2, 1924 in Monroe County to Pendy Gass and Frona Ann King Copass.

On June 10, 1950, at the home of Bro. Calvin Gregory in Lafayette, TN. he married Ruth (Langford) Copass who survives him.

From 1944 through 1946 he was a Staff Sargent in the U.S. Army.

Lankford was a Rural Letter Carrier for the U.S, Postal Service for 28 years and a Farmer. He served on the ASCS County Committee.

Lankford was saved under a tree in the church yard at Beautiful Home Missionary Baptist Church before Revival Services, July 1941, and joined the church the same night. Lankford was ordained a deacon October 1966 and served as Church Clerk from 1952 until 2008.

Lankford is survived by his wife Ruth Langford Copass.
five daughters, Neva / Robert Smith, of Tompkinsville, KY;
Carolyn / Stoney Morris, of Tompkinsville, KY;
Janet / Joe Rogan, of Glasgow, KY;
Debra / Dewayne Hale, of Tompkinsville, KY;
Beth / Dennis Curtis, of Tompkinsville, KY;
One son, David / Janet Copass, of Tompkinsville, KY;
11 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild.

Lankford was preceded in death by his parents Pendy Gass and Frona Ann King Copass,
three sisters, Irene Copass, Edith Fox, and Inez Woods.
three brothers, Irvin Copass, Winfred Copass, and Earl Copass.

Funeral Services at Beautiful Home Missionary Baptist Church, Tompkinsville, KY, at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 13th with Elder Donald Taylor and Elder Stoney Morris officiating.

Visitation Sunday 4-9 PM, and Monday 6AM-2:30PM. at Yokley-Trible Funeral Home.

Burial in the Beautiful Home Cemetery. 
Family links: 
  Pendy G Copass (1888 - 1958)
  Frona Ann King Copass (1887 - 1974)
  Irvin Bedford Copass (1909 - 2003)*
  Earl Copass (1911 - 1930)*
  Winford Blain Copass (1917 - 2001)*
  Edna Irene Copass (1920 - 2004)*
  William Lankford Copass (1924 - 2011)
*Calculated relationship
Beautiful Home Cemetery
Monroe County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Roger Gleitz
Record added: Jun 11, 2011
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William Lankford Copass
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 Added: Jul. 30, 2011
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 Added: Jun. 11, 2011

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