Ted Copland

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Beloved husband, father, teacher and coach, Ted Copland, 67, went home to Heaven on March 8, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Ann; children, Kim (Trint Watkins), Teddy, Woody Jones (Rene); grandchildren, Skyler Higginbotham, Ashlyn and Lilly Copland and Alex Watkins; step-father, John Atkinson; brother, Bill Atkinson; sisters, Diane Morse (David) and Suzanne Atkinson; several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Daniel Copland and Sarah Ann Bolling Copland Atkinson. Ted spent 45 years doing what he loved best, teaching and coaching children, in Clarke, Pickens and Fayette Counties, Bevill State and Pickens Academy. He also served as councilman in Fayette and was chosen as one of the Top Ten Young Men of the Year in Alabama in 1987. He worked with Alabama Boys State for 40 years and served as assistant director. In 2016 he was honored as a True Blue Pirate and was inducted into the AISA Hall of Fame. His life was dedicated to mentoring children to be the best they could be. He has left a huge legacy. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Pickens Academy with the Rev. Woody Jones and the Rev. Alicia Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in Carrollton City Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Pallbearers will be Brach White, Wade Goodman, Josh Thacker, Jamie Parker, Pete Johnson, Dale Joyner, Ralph Flournoy, Bobby Spurgeon and Jack Cook. Honorary pallbearers are Cornelia Johnson Smith, Owen and Aiden Johnson, Dr. Mohammad Azam, staff of Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center, Pickens Academy family and staff of Alabama Legion Boys State at Pickens Academy. The family will gladly accept flowers and suggests memorials to the , Mid-South Division, P.O. Box 59180, Homewood, AL 35259-9180.
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Skelton Funeral Home - Reform
2105 2nd St. SW
Reform, AL 35481
(205) 375-9661
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Published in The Anniston Star from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2016
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