Gertrude Avery Copelin, 95, of Upton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Helmwood Healthcare in Elizabethtown.
She was a member of Lucas Grove Baptist Church. She taught at Upton Elementary School for 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Deward Wallace Copelin; her parents, Alfred and Surah Brashear Avery; three brothers, Leslie C. Avery, Duard Avery and J.D. Avery.
She is survived by a son, Kenny (Pam) Copelin of Upton; a daughter, Rita (D.R.) Miller of Glendale; four granddaughters, Elizabeth Copelin of Fort Worth, Texas, Ginny (Scott) McCammon of Charlestown, Ind., Melissa (Kenneth) Morgan of Crossville, Tenn., and Cyndi Miller of Louisville; a grandson, David (Nicole) Miller of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and three great-grandchildren, Madeline, Cade and Jack.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Manakee Funeral Home in Upton with the Rev. Brandon Sehein officiating. Burial follows in Sonora Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 5 p.m. today and continues from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.