Services for Mrs. Virginia R. Copeland were held Friday, April 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. from John E. Stephens Chapel.

The Rev. Hubert Yates and the Rev. David Hardy officiated. Interment was in Bond Baptist Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Copeland, 82, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. She was a Baptist.

Mrs. Copeland was preceded in death by her parents, Warren Bevins Sr. and Cleo Bevins; husband, Jay Stribling Copeland; and brother, Warren (Buddy) Bevins Jr.

She is survived by her sons, Billy Ray Copeland of Philadelphia and Terry Lynn Copeland of Philadelphia; one grandson and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Steven Copeland, Derrell Fulton, J.D. Killen, Johnny Brown and Johnny Reynolds.