Copeland, 93, of Alderson, WV, passed away at the White Sulphur
Springs Genesis Care Facility on October 19, 2014.
Born December 22, 1920, in Athens, Georgia, she was the daughter of
the late Dave and Sara Holland Conger.
Mamie was a member of Old Greenbrier Baptist Church in Alderson,
West Virginia, where she served on the Pulpit Committee, as
Treasurer of the Ruth Thurmond Circle, and as a Deaconess. She was
active in civic affairs and was a 50 year member of the Alderson
Women's Club, Mother's Club, Friends of the Library, Alderson 4th of
July Committee, Renaissance Committee, and Alderson VFW. She
enjoyed reading and solving crossword puzzles; and she was an avid
bridge player, playing in the Thursday and Wednesday clubs, once a
month Friday night club, and Monday night bridge, until her health
prevented her participation. Mamie loved her Heavenly Father,
family, church, and community, and she worked diligently to improve
all aspects of life around her. Donations of sympathy may be made
to Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, Alderson Community Center, and
Alderson Public Library.
Mamie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. (Bob)
Copeland, in 1976; an infant brother; and her brother, Dave Conger
and his wife, Florence.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Godby and husband, Frank, of
Alderson; her son, Robert E. (Cope) Copeland, Jr., and wife, Sharol,
of Vienna, VA; 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, namely
Frank Godby and wife, Kellie, of Alderson and their children, Tracie
Godby Slack and husband, Ryan, of Berkley Springs, Sarah Godby of
Lewisburg, and Franklin Godby and his wife, Tiffany, of Alderson;
Jimmy Godby of Alderson and his daughter, Rosemary Godby, of
Alderson; Joe Godby and his companion, Julie Brewster, of Alderson,
and Joe's son, Thomas Godby, of Alderson; Becky Godby of Lewisburg;
Carl Godby and his wife, Kristi, of Lewisburg and their children
Will and James Henry; Sam Godby and his wife, Tracey, of Union;
Kimberly Copeland Mislock and her husband, Steve, of Virginia, and
their children Madelyn, Ben, James Henry, and Charlotte; and Rob
Copeland and his wife, Kate, of Virginia, and their children
Caroline (Callie), Charles, and Elizabeth Ann (Libby).
Visitation will be from 6-8 PM on Sunday, November 2, 2014, and the
funeral services will be on Monday, November 3, 2014, at 1:00 PM at
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Graveside interment
will be at the Alderson Cemetery in Alderson following the funeral
services. Mamie's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
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