Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


July 15, 2014

Melba V. Copley

RUSK — Funeral services for Melba V. Copley, age 89, of Rusk, are scheduled 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July15, 2014, at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Del Virden officiating.  Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Maydelle.

Mrs. Copley passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Tyler.

She was born October 22, 1924 in Blooming Grove to Ellis and Climmie Gates.

Melba was a member of the First Assembly of God Jacksonville.

She was preceded in death by her husband John James Copley, Brother Cleon Gates, parents Ellis and Climmie Gates.

Survivors include her daughters Maxine Wiggins and husband James of Bullard, Shonda McKinney and husband Bubba of Rusk and Chyrl Anderson and husband Bill of Clovis, NM, son Arvis Copley and wife Brenda of Rusk, brother, Alfred Gates and wife Alta of Muleshoe, 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Hallford, Jon Anderson, Chad McKinney, Tony Lanier, Robby Tosh, Larry Ford, Matt Maxwell and Trey Tosh.

Honorary pallbearer will be David Copley.

Visitation will begin on Monday July 14, 2014, with family receiving friends from 7-9 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

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