Services for Dorothy Irons Copeland were held Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends David Upshaw, Kim Poe and Lawrence Pool officiating. Burial followed in Sandtown Cemetery in Neshoba County. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Copeland, 85, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at her residence.

She was born and reared in the Bloomfield community of Neshoba County and made her home in the Bond community most of her adult life. She was a longtime employee of Wells-Lamont Corporation in Philadelphia. Mrs. Copeland was a member of Sandtown United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Prentice Copeland; sons, Lynn (Kay) Copeland and Rex (Diane) Copeland all of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Brad (Hollie) Copeland of Philadelphia, Butch (Amy) Copeland of Brookhaven, Lisa (Brad) Gray, Chris (Valarie) Copeland and Justin (Kelly) Copeland all of Philadelphia; great-grandchildren, Halle Faith Copeland, Braden Copeland, Prentice Copeland, Jenny Kate Copeland, Caitlin Gray, Macy Gray, Peyton Gray, Victoria Copeland, Anna Copeland, Jacob Copeland and Brody Copeland; and sister, Lannie Robertson Allen of Mobile, Ala.

Mrs. Copeland was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Onie Irons; and siblings, Liddie Jones, Calvin Irons, Alvin Irons, Ester Irons, Dutch Irons, Jake Irons and Vester Irons.

Pallbearers were Barry Irons, Willie Earl Irons, Jimmy Robertson, Sandy Irons, Chad Copeland, Tim Breland, Josh Tillery and Kelly Teer.

Honorary pallbearers were Dorothy Sue Fulton and Mrs. Copeland's Sunday school class.