Joyce N. COPELAND


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