Mr. Billy Franklin Copeland, age, 81, a native of Marks, MS and resident of Lucedale, MS, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS. Mr. Copeland retired as Vice President of sales for a chemical company, served in the US Navy and was a member of Vernal Presbyterian Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Wilma Copeland. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Sudie J. Copeland, son, Jerry (Debra) Copeland of Baton Rouge, LA, son, Todd (Wendy) Miller, of Leakesville, MS, daughters, Karen Miller (Danny) Smith, also of Leakesville, and Kathy (Neil) Smith of Lucedale, MS, brothers, John Copeland of, Yazoo City, MS, Fred Copeland of, Braxton, MS, Larry Copeland of, Colorado Springs, CO, Jack Copeland of, Westminster, CA, sisters, Lucille Lobertich of, Brandon, MS, Wilma Walsh of, Forrest, MS and Patsy Granthram of, Braxton, MS, eight grandchildren, Katie Copeland, Mollie Copeland, Summer Dunnam, Trae Miller, Jordan Smith, Cody Smith, Dylan Miller and Porter Miller. A visitation will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Vernal Presbyterian Church from 9 am until the 1 pm Funeral Service, with Bro. Phillip Williams officiating. Interment will be at McInnis Cemetery.