Obituaries for December 4, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Joy Copeland Click, age 84, of Tuscaloosa, AL, died November 29, 2009, at Forest Manor Nursing Home. Visitation for Ms. Click will be from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 5, 2009 at Curry Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow the in Curry Chapel at 11 a.m. with Dr. Phillip Cook officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her father, Vivan Smith "Pete" Copeland; mother, Kate Fisher Copeland; brother, James Robert "Brown" Copeland; and sister, Patricia June Copeland.

Survivors include her daughters: Candy Grant and husband Mike, Julie Wright, and Carol Baker and husband Mike; son, Austin "Bubba" Click and wife Faye; grandchildren, David Grant and wife Betsy, Jonathan Grant and wife Sarrene, Toby Click, Kristin Click, Chris Wright, Laura "Lolly" Wright, and Caitlin Covington; and eight great-grandchildren.

Ms. Click was born in Ripley, TN on October 6, 1925 and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin and Georgia Southwestern, earning a B.S. in early childhood education. She earned a master's degree and a specialist in education from West Georgia College. She taught for 30 years in Georgia, then continued to substitute teach after retirement to Alabama.

Pallbearers will be Steve Moore, Stephen Gordon Moore, Chris Young, Steven Parker, Bruce Pope, and Kenny Codgill.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First United Methodist Church, 800 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.

Curry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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