Obituaries 6-3-08

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Roy Allen Copeland

BATESVILLE– Roy Allen Copeland, 68, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at his residence.

Services were Sunday at Dickins Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakhill Cemetery in Enid. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Copeland, born Feb. 23, 1940, to the late Thomas William Copeland and Alice Jenette Segars, was an auto salesman.

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Survivors include: his wife, Virginia “Sissy” Frances Estridge Copeland of Batesville; one son, Rip Allen Copeland of Batesville; one daughter, Tamara Jean Copeland Hawkins; three brothers, Ramer Copeland of Cold Springs, Jimmy Copeland and Charles Copeland, both of Pope; two sisters, Tommie Everson of Pope and Pat Harper of Eufaula, Okla. and three grandchildren.

Ronald “Ronnie” Boyd Mitchell

POPE– Ronald “Ronnie” Boyd Mitchell, 61, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at his residence.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. His remains will be donated to the University Medical Center in Jackson.

Mitchell was born to the late Estel Boyd Mitchell and Lenora Jennings Mitchell.

Survivors include: his wife, Dianne Luckett Mitchell of Pope; three children, Embry Mitchell Moody of Pope, Boyd Corley Mitchell and Mae Mitchell Wolfe, of Sumner; one sister, Vivian Mitchell Crigler of Sardis; two brothers, Kenny Mitchell of Pleasant Grove and Tim Mitchell of Fudgetown and five grandchildren.

Dorothy Ruth Martin Moore

MADISON– Dorothy Ruth Martin Moore, 77,  formerly of Batesville, died Saturday, May 31, 2008, at her residence.

Services were Monday at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home on Highland Colony Parkway in Madison. Burial was in Jessemine. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home had charge.

Moore, born June 5, 1930, in Batesville, to the late Dudley Kersh “D.K.” Martin and Daphner Corrine Donaldson Martin, graduated from MSCW and began her teaching career in Greenwood. She married on June, 1954, and moved to Jackson where she taught in Jackson Public Schools retiring from Callaway High School in 1987. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her husband, Shelby Earl Moore of Madison; one son, Marty Moore and wife, Kim; two daughters, Shellie Sims and husband, Jerry and Cyndie Robertson and husband, Gene; one sister, Lou Sanders Shelton and seven grandchildren, Jordan and Austin Moore, David and Sarah Sims and Emily, Shelby and Katie Ruth Robertson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Ridgecrest Baptist Church Crestkids Ministry.

Leora Lloyd Morris

COURTLAND– Leora Lloyd Morris, 90, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at her residence.

Services are Thursday at 1 p.m. at Concord M.B. Church. Rev. Carl Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Courtland. Visitation is Wednesday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Cooleys’ Mortuary and noon – 1 p.m. Thursday at Concord M.B. Church. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Morris, born July 26, 1919, to the late James Lloyd Jr. and the late Willie Mae Stafford Lloyd, was a retired cafeteria worker for the Batesville Intermediate School. She was a member of the Victory Star Chapter No. 121 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Concord M.B. Church.

Survivors include: seven  daughters, Debra Brown of Courtland, Burnice Gleaton of Sardis, Doris Watson of Milwaukee, Wis., Rosa Nell Stamps of Batesville, Jaudine Henderson of Oxon Hill, Md., Luziankie Coleman of Lansing, Mich. and Francis Deloney of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sons, Ian Austin of Milwaukee, Wis. and Fulton Morris of Courtland; 31 grandchildren; 120 great-grandchildren and a host of great-great-grandchildren.