Elsie Mathews Copeland

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Elsie Mathews Copeland, 83, of Troy died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001 at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Brundidge with Dr. Ellis Bush and the Rev. Charles Roling officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Brundidge with Dillard Funeral Home in Brundidge directing.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Bettie Copeland and Mervin Torme of Birmingham; two sons and daughters-in-law, Henry Olin III and Selena Robinson Copeland of Princeton, Texas, Fred and Gail Dubose Copeland of Troy; seven grandchildren, Chris, Chad, Shawn, Kimberly Kristin Copeland, Elizabeth Ann Curtis, Dave Walker, Dawn Da-Nette Wood; 11 great-grandchildren.

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Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity or the Diabetes Association.

Pallbearers will be Chad Copeland, Chris Copeland, Jimmy Copeland, Shawn Copeland, Bobby Mathews and Donald Motes.

Ethel Harrison

My grandmother was not just a grandmother, she was a friend. Not just to me but to anyone who knew her. She worked hard all her life to provide my mother, myself and many others with the kind of life that would please us.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, mother-in-law, all and all, a good person.

I know she has gone to a better place. For that you will see tears of joy, but also tears of sadness because she has left us. We love you and miss you very much.


Tina Nowlin

Mrs. Ethel Harrison, 74, of Troy died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001 at Edge Regional Medical Center, Troy.

Services were at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 17 at Skeen Funeral Home Chapel in Troy with the Rev. Keith Reynolds officiating. Burial was at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Greenville, with Skeen Funeral Home of Troy directing.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Cornelia and Jimmy Connell of Banks; granddaughter and her husband, Tina and Tommy Nowlin; great-grandchildren, Sierra, Chase and Gerald Nowlin, all of Charleston, S.C.; one sister, Hazel Lee of Montgomery; one brother, Lonnie Leverett of Petrey; two sisters-in-law who were close as any sister could be, Ruby and Gladys Leverett of Henderson; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Harrison was a long-time employee of Wal-Mart in Troy.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Walter Herman Knight

Walter Herman Knight, 87, of Montgomery, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001 at his residence.

He was a bus driver for Capitol Trailways for over 40 years before retiring and was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Leak Memory Chapel in Montgomery with the Rev. Paul Hubbard officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at Green Hills Cemetery in Troy with Leak Memory Chapel directing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sarah Fannie Jordan and James Walter Knight; two brothers, James Roy Knight and Hubert Myles Knight.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Smith Knight and a niece and nephew.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Leak Memory Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Southern Care Hospice or to the Lakeview Baptist Church Building Fund.