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Rev Fred Ewing Copeland
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Birth: Mar. 28, 1918
Bexar
Fulton County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 2009
Oakdale
Morgan County
Tennessee, USA

Obituary:
Bro. Fred Ewing Copeland, 90, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009.

Born March 28, 1918. in Fulton County, Ark., he was the oldest of four children of David Allen and Della Copeland, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was a resident of Morgan County for more than 70 years. He accepted Christ as his Savior and Lord in 1936 at the age of 17, and the Lord called him to preach a few months later. He rode his horse 8 miles to preach his first sermon on Oct. 10, 1938. He pastored 12 churches, some two or three times, in Morgan, Cumberland and Roane Counties.

He leaves behind a great legacy. His employment history includes cutting timber, farming, working for the railroad and serving as bus driver for Morgan County Schools for 26 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Copeland; and grandson, Rodney Kivett.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Della Mae and Lloyd Kivett of Nashville and Nancy and Alan Horton of Greenbrier; granddaughter, Christa Horton of Nashville; brother; James Copeland; and sisters, Elsie Copeland of El Paso, Texas, and Hazel Copeland of Springfield, Mo.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in Rankin Chapel Church, with Bro. Kerry Ruppe and Bro. Bill Goodman officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at the church cemetery. Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg, is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
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 Parents:
  David Allen Copeland (1894 - 1982)
  Della Faye Harris Copeland (1902 - 1965)
 
 Spouse:
  Myrtle Clark Copeland (1916 - 2007)
 
 Children:
  Della Mae Copeland Kivett (1941 - 2015)*
 
 Siblings:
  Fred Ewing Copeland (1918 - 2009)
  Hazel Carrie Copeland (1920 - 2011)*
  Elsie Fay Copeland Vargas (1924 - 2009)*
  James Franklin Copeland (1929 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rankin Chapel Cemetery
Oakdale
Morgan County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: BJ
Record added: Mar 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34392513
Rev Fred Ewing Copeland
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Rev Fred Ewing Copeland
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A true friend & devoted family man.
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 26, 2010
No words can explain how much Uncle Fred will be missed by everyone in the family & community. He was always there when anyone needed him.
- Brenda
 Added: Jun. 26, 2009
 
 
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