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Archives 12-26-2007

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Turney Leon Copeland
Funeral services for Mr. Turney Leon Copeland, 77, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Randy Nash and Bro. Ricky Cross officiating. Burial was in Amonett Cemetery.

Mr. Copeland died Sunday, Dec. 16 at his home. He was a retired auto body repairman and real estate broker, Boy Scout leader, volunteer fireman and rescue squad, Civitan Club member, and member of Wolf River Baptist Church.

Born March 10, 1930, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Peter Turney Copeland and Esther (Amonett) Copeland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Peter Turney “Chuck” Copeland; and 2 sisters, Hazel Reagan and Kathleen Reagan.

Survivors include his wife, Sallie Dean (Burchett) Copeland of Byrdstown; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Donna Copeland of Chattanooga and Jerry and Margaret Copeland of Byrdstown; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Ronnie Tompkins of Monroe and Deanie and Ricky Craig of Albany, KY; a daughter-in-law, Joann Copeland of Evensville; 3 brothers, Jerry Doyle Copeland of Powder Springs, GA and Delano Copeland and Gale Copeland, both of Byrdstown; 4 sisters, Doris Neal of Knoxville, and Mary Lou Chiles, Maureen Holt, and Sylvia Sells, all of Byrdstown; 11 grandchildren, Joseph Tompkins, Dee Tompkins, Joshua Tompkins, Peter “Tripp” Turney Copeland III, Cynthia Jo “C.J.” Copeland, Lindsey (Copeland) Walden, Samantha Copeland, Brandy Craig, Ashley Copeland, Matthew Copeland, and Jeremiah Copeland; 6 great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Tompkins, Austin Tompkins, Emma Tompkins, Hannah Walden, Emily Walden, and Leah Tompkins; and nephews, nieces, other family members and friends.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)

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Zenobia Qualls
Funeral services for Mrs. Zenobia Qualls, 81, of Vanleer, formerly of Crossville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at Plateau Independent Baptist Church with Rev. Freddie Melton officiating. Burial was in Green Acres Memorial Gardens in Crossville.

Mrs. Qualls died Tuesday, Dec. 18 at NHC Health Care of Dickson. She managed French Shoes in Crossville, had been an employee of Lowes Cafe, associated with Uncle Roy’s Chicken, had operated A Child’s Day Care in her home, and was a member of Plateau Independent Baptist Church.

Born April 21, 1926, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Avo (Looper) Blaylock.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Billy Grey Qualls; 3 brothers, Charles Blaylock, Harold Blaylock, and James Blaylock; and 2 sisters, Anna Jean Qualls and Wiladean Swika.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dwain and Judith Qualls of Vanleer; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Jim Costa of Mt. Juliet and Rhondlyn and Jeff Mills of Vanleer; 9 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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