Coppage, Mary Janetta (Dalton)

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Minister Mary Janetta Coppage
Minister Mary Janetta Coppage

Minister Mary Janetta Coppage, age 66, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

She was born Sept. 28, 1955 to the late Lucy Neal Grant and Larry Coppage. She was a faithful member of True Gospel Pentecostal Church as their church administrator, Sunday School teacher, and the former president of the Women’s Auxillary. She graduated from Dalton High School Class of 1973. Minister Mary Coppage was a member of the Woman’s Community Club and Church Women United.

She was preceded in death by her two brothers, James Neal and Brent Coppage; two sisters, Brenda K. and Linda Faye McHenry; nephew, Samithy McHenry; and niece, Tahra LaTisha Neal.

Survivors are her loving and devoted family, sisters, Elder Miriam (Bishop Craig) Pender of Anderson, South Carolina, Wanda (Kevin) Thornton of Dalton, Georgia, Renee (Constantine) Barnes, Kendra (Charles) Hill of Louisiana; brothers, Charles (Debra) Neal of Dalton, Apostle Joseph McHenry of Miami, Florida, Wayne McHenry of Atlanta, Georgia, Pastor Korey (Ronisha) Coppage of Alexandria, Louisiana, Stanley Harris of Dalton; stepmother, Ann Coppage of Louisiana; uncle, David (Dianne) Arnold of Dalton; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives; special friends, Mae Marrow, Fina Montgomery; two spiritual daughters, Alexis Washington, Lena Williams; and other friends.

A homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. at True Gospel Pentecostal Church, 109 Henderson St., Dalton, Georgia, 30721 with Bishop Reuben Graham as eulogist, Elder Kenneth Cooper as presider, and other ministers officiating.

Her remains will lie in state at the funeral home on Friday after noon and at the church one hour before the service.

Interment will be at West Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Ga. 


McGowan, John Lewis Sr. (Cleveland)

Lunsford, Charles Ancle (Dalton)

Collins, William Freeman (Rocky Face)


John Lewis McGowan, Sr. age 86, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021 at his residence with his family present. John was born Jan. 17,1935 in Roanoke, Va. He was the ... (click for more)

Charles Ancle Lunsford, age 93, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away Monday, November 29, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. ... (click for more)

William Freeman Collins, 80, passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, peacefully at his home in Rocky Face, Georgia. He was born on Aug. 26, 1941, in Rocky Face, Georgia to the late Fred ... (click for more)



Area Obituaries

McGowan, John Lewis Sr. (Cleveland)

John Lewis McGowan, Sr. age 86, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021 at his residence with his family present. John was born Jan. 17,1935 in Roanoke, Va. He was the son of the late Charles E. Sr. and Mildred Hague McGowan and was also preceded in death by his son, John McGowan, Jr.; his sisters, Ruby Cross and Christine Richardson; and brothers, Paul, ... (click for more)

Lunsford, Charles Ancle (Dalton)

Charles Ancle Lunsford, age 93, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away Monday, November 29, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. and Cordie McGaha Lunsford; and brothers, Clarence, Hubert, Jesse, James Roy, Carl and George. He attended Welcome Hill Baptist Church of Dalton and was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors ... (click for more)

Obituaries

Brenda Elizabeth Law Hamn

On the morning of Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Brenda Elizabeth Law Hamn, 78, passed away peacefully from complications related to Parkinson’s Disease. Brenda was born on August 10th, 1943 as the youngest of five children to “George” John Simeon and Birdie B Law in Troy, Pike County, Alabama. A bright student who played the flute in the marching band, she graduated from Autauga ... (click for more)

Paul Ladd

Paul Ladd passed away unexpectedly on November 29, 2021, at his home. Paul was born August 13, 1956, along with a sister, to Bill and Frances Barber Ladd at Women’s Hospital in Chattanooga. Paul was a graduate of Hixson High School and was a nurse for over 40 years, retiring recently from Red Bank Life Care. Paul was known for his dedicated work ethic and his incredible compassion ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Woman In Semi-Comatose State After Incident In Which 4 Pedestrians Were Struck At Main, Broad

An officer testified on Wednesday that a woman is in a semi-comatose state who was among four pedestrians hit in an incident at Broad and Main on Oct. 8. Officer Ryan Lynn said the woman "is not cognitive and is responsive only to painful stimulation." He said she has been moved to a custodial care facility and "rehabilitation has pretty much stopped." He said her husband, ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Has 1 More COVID Death And 81 New Cases

The Hamilton County Health Department reported one more coronavirus death on Wednesday and 81 new positive cases, down from 128 on Tuesday. The total number of cases in the county now stands at 65,614. The death total is 680 people. The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is 66 in Hamilton County - down from 68 on Tuesday. Six more are hospitalized with suspected COVID. There ... (click for more)