Doris Meeks Copeland

JONES COUNTY:  Doris Meeks Copeland, 81, of Rock Creek Road, died Thursday, June 23, 2016, at a local hospice facility.  The family greeted friends from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, at Bridges Funeral Home in Gray.  Funeral services followed in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 a.m., with interment at Cedar Ridge Cemetery in Gray.

Mrs. Copeland was born Jan. 9, 1935, in Lyons, and had lived in Jones County for most of her life.  She was the daughter of the late Carlos Lamar Meeks and Evelyn Farmer Meeks.  Mrs. Copeland was a retired secretary for Clauusen Paving Company and was preceded in death by her husband, Buck Copeland; a brother, Jimmy Meeks; and two sisters, Margie Hester and Mary Meeks.

Mrs. Copeland is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Teresa Copeland; grandson and spouse, Justin and Heather McGowan; great-grandchildren, Colin McGowan and Kylie McGowan; sisters and brother-in-law, Eloise Atkinson, Mildred and Woody Tomlinson, and Jane McClendon; brothers and sister-in-law, Lamar Meeks, Buddy Meeks, and Bo and Betty Meeks; and by several nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

The family may be contacted at the residence at 193 Rock Creek Road in Jones County.

Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray had charge of arrangements.  Please visit the online memorial at


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