Mamie Conger Copeland

Mamie Conger Copeland

Alderson-Mamie Conger Copeland, 93, passed away at the White Sulphur Springs Genesis Care Facility on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.

Born Dec. 22, 1920, in Athens, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Dave and Sara Holland Conger.

Mamie was a member of Old Greenbrier Baptist Church in Alderson, where she served on the Pulpit Committee, as Treasurer of the Ruth Thurmond Circle, and as a Deaconess. She was active in civic affairs and was a 50 year member of the Alderson Women’s Club, Mother’s Club, Friends of the Library, Alderson 4th of July Committee, Renaissance Committee, and Alderson VFW. She enjoyed reading and solving crossword puzzles; and she was an avid bridge player, playing in the Thursday and Wednesday clubs, once a month Friday night club, and Monday night bridge, until her health prevented her participation. Mamie loved her Heavenly Father, family, church and community, and she worked diligently to improve all aspects of life around her. Donations of sympathy may be made to Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, Alderson Community Center and Alderson Public Library.

Mamie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. (Bob) Copeland, in 1976; an infant brother; and her brother, Dave Conger and his wife, Florence.

She is survived by: daughter, Mary Godby and husband Frank of Alderson; son, Robert E. (Cope) Copeland, Jr., and wife Sharol of Vienna, VA; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, namely Frank Godby and wife Kellie of Alderson and their children, Tracie Godby Slack and husband Ryan of Berkley Springs, Sarah Godby of Lewisburg and Franklin Godby and wife Tiffany of Alderson; Jimmy Godby of Alderson and daughter Rosemary Godby of Alderson; Joe Godby and companion Julie Brewster of Alderson and Joe’s son, Thomas Godby, of Alderson; Becky Godby of Lewisburg; Carl Godby and wife Kristi of Lewisburg and their children Will and James Henry; Sam Godby and wife Tracey of Union; Kimberly Copeland Mislock and husband Steve of Virginia, and their children Madelyn, Ben, James Henry and Charlotte; and Rob Copeland and wife Kate of Virginia, and their children Caroline (Callie), Charles and Elizabeth Ann (Libby).

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, and the funeral services will be on Monday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg.

Graveside interment will be in the Alderson Cemetery in Alderson following the funeral services.

Mamie’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

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