1921 - 2014 (93 years)
||Evelyn Strickland |
||3 Feb 1921
||Quitman, Brooks, Georgia, USA 
||Evelyn Coppage  |
||Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA 
||11 Apr 2014
||South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA
- Evelyn Strickland Coppage, 93, of Valdosta died Friday, April 11, 2014 at South Georgia Medical Center.
She was born in Quitman on February 3, 1921 to the late Hammond Hoke and Molly Meadows Strickland and was a lifelong resident of this area.
Mrs. Coppage was a active member and worker in the Baptist Church for most of her life and loved the Lord. After she raised her family she enrolled at Valdosta State College and earned her Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Education to pursue her career in teaching. She retired as a first grade teacher at S. L. Mason Elementary School, a career that she loved. Mrs. Coppage loved to read and was active in teaching reading in the Migrant Worker program and Adult Literacy. She was proud that she never had a student that she was not able to teach to read. Mrs. Coppage was active in the redecorating of the Crescent and active in the garden clubs.
Survivors include her daughter and son in law, Susan and Ed Havird of Lake Park, son and daughter in law, Stan, Jr. and Joyce Coppage of Valdosta, four grandchildren, Mark (Honey) Coppage, Kyle (Maria) Coppage, Clif Coppage and Claire (Bo) Edmonds, five great grandchildren, Tyler Coppage, Austin Edmonds, Ansley Edmonds, Benjamin Coppage and Thomas Coppage, her sister and brother in law, Ann and Tom Byrne of New Hampshire.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stan Coppage, Sr. her brother, Roy Strickland and a sister, Emma Ruth Berlin.
Graveside services will be held at 11am, Monday, April 14, 2014 at Sunset Hill Cemetery with Rev. Steve Ward officiating.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4pm at the Carson McLane Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the South Georgia Regional Library, 300 Woodrow Wilson Drive, Valdosta, GA 31602.
Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. Carson McLane Funeral Home.
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