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Fredrick Duane Copes
Fredrick Duane Copes, age 68, passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
He was born in La., Nov. 12, 1941, to the late Walter and Mae Prestige Copes. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and a Shriner. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in West Point, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 997 and National Wildlife Turkey Federation. Mr. Copes was a land manager of C.P. Winters Foundation and a past Master of Masonic Lodge No. 40.
A memorial service is Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at 2 p.m. from Robinson Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Barry Hathcock officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Buddy Chadwick, Billy Bennet, Don Permeter, Bill Gibson, Billy Buck Staggers, Kermit Byrd, Bobby Bounds. Dean Stewart, Charles Sharp, Dale Lockwood, Tim Collins, O.M. Johnson, and members of Harmon Lake Sportsman Association.
Visitation is Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, from 6-8 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jannette Jackson Copes of West Point; three daughters: Corrina Lockwood of Sandpoint, Idaho, Lee Ann Elliott of West Point and Betty Collins of Cleveland; one brother, Jerry Copes of La.; two sisters: Laura Pirtre of Bay Minette, Ala., and Christian Ezell of Pioneer, La.; and seven grandchildren.
Mr. Copes was preceeded in death by his parents and a daughter, Charlam Hopper.
Memorials may ve made to the American Cancer Society, 1800 W. Main St. No. 1, Tupelo, MS, 39773.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.