News Death Notice

COPELAND, Joyce N. age 78, of Franklin, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Hospice of Dayton where she had been a patient for two days. She was born November 22, 1934 in Perry County, Kentucky and had lived in Ohio most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her parents, A. L. and Mary Ellen (Finley) Thorton; her first husband, Jeremiah Caudill; three brothers, Woodrow, Lee and Don Thorton; one sister, Ruth Milam; her half brother, Freedis Hensley; and her half sister, Dema Hensley. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Kelly Copeland; three sons, Gary Caudill, Perry Caudill and Jerry Caudill; two granddaughters, Lauren Stewart and Taylor Caudill; one grandson, Travis Caudill; one great granddaughter, Alexis Stewart; two brothers, Harold Thorton, wife Roberta, and Ray Thorton; one sister, Jane Stockton, husband Jim; one half sister, Nell Hoskins; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church, 3023 N. Union Road, followed by services at 1:00 p.m. with Dr. Roger D. Green officiating. Interment will be at Grace Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to . Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown.

Published in Journal-News on Apr. 22, 2013