Funeral Services for Mrs. Paula Rae Copeland, age 60, of Cookeville, will be Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Funeral Home.
Mrs. Copeland passed away Friday, February 8, 2013 at her home and lovingly surrounded by her family. Paula was born January 10, 1953 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Loretta Stratton Eichholz and the late Donald Eichholz. She had worked in housekeeping and dietary at Master’s Health Care Center and was a member of the Church of Christ attending Sycamore Church of Christ.
Paula is survived by five children; David (Amy) Copeland, Richard Copeland, Shelia Dennison, Brenda McBride and Linda (Shaun) Copeland, all of Cookeville, as well as her mother, Loretta Stratton Eichholz. In addition, Mrs. Copeland is survived by two brothers; Donald Eichholz and Maximillion Eichholz, both of Battle Creek MI, and three sisters; Lorraine Mains and Diana Coates also of Battle Creek MI and Nancy Clark of Main. Paula was grandmother to eight grandchildren; Tyler, Jeremiah, Heather, and Lydia Copeland, Yavonna Pryor, Jessica Tackett, Jacob Bailey, and Carlos Alexander.
In addition to her father, Donald Eichholz, Paula was preceded in death by her husband, Norman G. Copeland.
Bro. Johnny Fox will officiate the services on Sunday.