Mr. J T Copeland, age 92, of Menlo, GA died Thursday, March 18, 2010 in Health Care of Lake City, Lake City, FL. Mr. Copeland was born November 28, 1917 in Lyerly, GA, the son of the late Harvey and Alma Reynolds Copeland. Mr. Copeland was retired from Riegel Textile Corporation, He was a member of the Menlo Methodist Church, a veteran of the United States Army having served in WWII. He was also a member of the VFW post 6688. Mr. Copeland was preceded in death by his wife, Mittie Bell Hardwick Copeland June 15, 2001, a son Alvin Copeland and a daughter-in-law, Sue Fuller.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Richard Romine, Lake City, FL, son, Jimmy Copeland, Hanover, AL; sister, Mildred Pledger, Summerville, GA; 3 Grandchildren; 4 Great Grandchildren; and 1 Great Great Grandchild. Funeral services will be held 12:00 Noon Monday March 22, 2010 at the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. B. McNeil and Rev. Jody Brock officiating. Burial will follow in Moseley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Kinzy, William Thomas, Pete Vaughn, Lamar Canada, Larry Canada, and Tom Stewart. Mr. Copeland will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends Monday March 22, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the Menlo Methodist Church.