Mrs. Copeland died Saturday evening, Nov. 26, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Born Sept. 22, 1912, at home in White County, near Cleveland, she had lived in Gainesville for the past 70 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert Benjamin “GB” and Molly Oakes Barrett of Cornelia; brothers and sisters-in-law, John William and Maude Sosebee Barrett of Cornelia, James Gordon and Virginia Ingram Barrett of Marietta, Charles Edward and Sally Herrin Barrett of Cornelia and Carnesville, Tom Watson Barrett of Gainesville; sisters, Katherine Liza and Sandy Hulsey of Cleveland and Rosa Lee Barrett of Cornelia; and daughter, Betty Eufaula Copeland Beaman of Augusta.
Mrs. Copeland was a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) employed by the Hall County Hospital (now Northeast Georgia Medical Center) for several years, then worked there many years as a private duty nurse. She also managed the old Bell-Minor Nursing Home for several years.
Montine and Albert were active members of New Bridge Baptist Church for more than 60 years.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Albert Lake and Ann Waters Copeland of Augusta, Gilbert Eugene and Drucilla Clark Copeland of Charleston, S.C., James Michael and Melinda Gibson Copeland of Gainesville; son-in-law, Wilbur Beaman of Augusta; daughters-in-law, Charlotte Barrett Copeland and Ruth Raven Copeland, both of Gainesville; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bry L. and Blanche Copeland of Stockbridge; sisters-in-law, Necis Fry Copeland and Henrietta Reed Barrett, both of Gainesville; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Lake and Effie Copeland Scholarship Fund at North Georgia Technical Institute, P.O. Box 65, Clarkesville, GA 30523.
To send online condolences, go to memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
November 30, 2011