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James Edward Copelan

November 23, 1931 — December 30, 2015

James Edward Copelan, 84, resident of 246 P-N Ave. husband of Mary Ann Hill passed away Wednesday Dec. 30, 2015 at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood, SC.

Born in Hard Labor Creek, Georgia he was a son of the late William Marion Copelan, Sr. and Estelle Welborn Copelan.
James was a former member of the Abbeville National Guard. He was the owner and operator of Copelan's Exxon Station for many years in Abbeville, SC. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Due West, SC.
Survivors include his wife Mary Ann Hill Copelan of the home; one son Ivan Copelan of Los Angeles, CA; one daughter Angie Bourne of Abbeville, SC; four step-daughters; four step-sons; three brothers, Ray Copelan of Abbeville, SC, Ronnie Copelan of Simpsonville, SC and Charlie Copelan of Easley, SC; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother William Marion Copelan, Jr. and a son Larry Edward Copelan and a daughter Linda Dianne Godfrey.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of James will be conducted Saturday Jan. 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM in New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Ashley officiating.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30 until 2:00 PM in the social Hall at New Hope Baptist Church prior to services at 2:00 PM. The family is at their respective homes.

Memorials in memory of James may be made to New Hope Baptist Church 4226 Hwy. 184 West Due West, SC 29639.

Visitation

New Hope Baptist Church
4226 Hwy. 184 West
Due West, SC  29638
Saturday, January 02, 2016
12:30 until 2:00 PM

Service

New Hope Baptist Church
4226 Hwy. 184 West
Due West, SC  29639
Saturday, January 02, 2016
2:00 PM

Memorial Contributions

New Hope Baptist Church
4226 Hwy. 184 West
Due West, SC 29639
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