Mr TA Copeland
The funeral service took place on 27th January of Mr Thomas Copeland, of Brown Lees, who died at home on 25th December, aged 88.
The Rev Anne Coates officiated at the service at Biddulph Methodist Church where the organ played on entering the church. Mr David Copeland was the organist for the hymns The Lord’s My Shepherd and What a Friend We Have in Jesus. I Just Want To Dance With You by Daniel O’Donnell accompanied the cortege as it left the church.
A committal service followed at Bradwell Crematorium.
Mourners at the house were: Mr S Copeland, Mr J Copeland and Mr R Copeland (sons), Miss L Copeland, Mr L Copeland, Mr S Copeland, Mr S Copeland, Miss J Copeland and Mr D Copeland (grandchildren).
Mrs K Vickers, Mrs K Moore, Mrs L Bellarby and Mrs A Hepworth (carers); Mr J Thompson, Mr C Vickers, Miss N Johnson, Mrs K Copeland, Miss G Stewart, Miss K Copeland (great-granddaughter).
Mourners at the church included: Mrs C Barry, Mr G Boardman, Mr and Mrs T Jones, Mr and Mrs N and P Jackson, Mrs G Cooper, Mrs C Edge, Mrs J Boote, Mrs S Single (rep Mr D Copeland, grandson), Mrs J Brammer (rep Mrs F Watmore), Mr J Brammer (rep Mr B Brammer and Mr M Brammer), Mr and Mrs A Forrester, Mr M Forrester, Mr N Beardmore, Mr G Hill, Mrs J Hill (sister), Mrs V Hutch, Mr A Thompson, Mrs B Thompson (rep Mrs M Parkes), Mrs S Leese (rep Mr P Leese).
Mr and Mrs J and D Swindells (rep Miss E Swindells, Mr CR Edwards and Mr D Edwards), Mr C Miller (rep Mr B Cornwell), Mrs D Mangan, Mrs K Timony, Mr E Nixon, Mr D Tatton, Mr C Copeland (brother), Mr M Copeland (nephew), Mr D Poole, Mrs L Hurst (niece), Mrs S Daly (sister), Mr N Daly (nephew), Mr A Roberts, Mr R Mitchell, Mr and Mrs D Reynolds, Mrs M Bailey (rep Mr M Bailey), Mrs H Roberts, Ms J Whigham, Mr and Mrs P and J Wilson, Mrs S Goulding.
Mr P Davies, Miss B Harvey, Mr J Goodwin, Mr G Goodwin, Mrs Y Cotterill, Mr M Cotterill, Mr B Williams, Mr B Harris, Mr and Mrs P and C Beardmore, Mrs D Johnson, Mr N Triner, Mr G Goodwin, Mr D Cook (rep Newpool Farm), Mrs J Madley and Mrs K Simpson (nieces), Mr J Booth, Mr and Mrs A Bailey, Miss K Poole (niece), Mr R Bould, Mr R Taylor (rep Mr K Taylor and Mrs K Taylor).
The funeral arrangements were made by Dolven Funeral Services, of Congleton Road, Biddulph, who also supplied bearers.