April 3, 1933 - August 29, 2020
Mrs. Claire Hunt Copeland, age 87, passed away in her sleep on Saturday afternoon, August 29, 2020 at her daughter’s home, with her daughter and granddaughter by her side. Claire was born in Memphis, Tennessee on April 3, 1933 to the late Dr. Marston and Mrs. Margaret Hunt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years, J. Paul Copeland and her sister Barbara Hunt Martin. Mrs. Copeland was a graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Education and a master’s degree in Education from Vanderbilt University; and a member of the Delta Zeta sorority. For 20 years she was an elementary school teacher, at first in Marshall County, Alabama, and then for the majority of her career, in DeKalb Schools in DeKalb County, Georgia. She was most recently a member of Roswell United Methodist Church for the last 15 years; and was also a member of the Freedoms Foundation Atlanta Chapter. Claire also enjoyed playing bridge and was a master bridge player, participating in duplicate bridge and tournaments. Mrs. Copeland is survived by her son and daughter in law, Paul “Bud” (Julie) Copeland; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Copeland (Greg) Elliott; sisters and brothers-in-law, Molly Hunt (Gary)Whaley , Marsha Hunt (John) Vickers; granddaughter and husband, Madeline Elliott Petty M.D. and Heath Petty M.D.; grandsons, Paul Benson Elliott, Paul Marston Copeland and David Hayden Copeland; great-grandson, Fincher Benson Petty. A graveside service will be held Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM (CST) at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Boaz Alabama Rev. Joey Smith will officiate. In lieu of flowers, a charitable contribution can be sent to family friend Bonnie Kitay, who feeds the homeless in the metro Atlanta area. Checks can made to her, with Feed the Homeless, in the memo and mailed to Margaret Elliott 9765 Terrace Lake Pointe, Roswell Georgia, 30076.
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