Marie Copeland

Wednesday, April 24, 2002

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Marie H. Copeland, 80, of Sikeston died Monday, April 22, 2002, at her home.

She was born Aug. 10, 1921, in Booneville, Miss., daughter of Clyde and Vivian Gooch Swiney. She and Earl B. "Sonny" Copeland were married Feb. 12, 1947, in Blytheville, Ark.

Copeland moved to Sikeston in 1970 from Blytheville, where she was a member of the Church of Christ and had owned a beauty shop.

Survivors include her husband; two brothers, James Swiney of New Madrid, Mo., Billy Swiney of Sikeston; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, a daughter, and two brothers.

Friends may call Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel from 10 a.m. to noon.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mounds Park Cemetery in Lilbourn, Mo. Pat Hogan will officiate.