History of the Restoration Movement


 

Richard Prewitte Copeland
1922-1981

 

Richard Prewitte Copeland was born March 27, 1922 in Dasher, Georgia. He was the younger brother of J.V. Copeland, Jr. He was baptized by Leon Colston, August, 1932. He married Betty Sue Traylor, June 11, 1949. They had two children, R.P., Jr. and Katherine Sue. He began preaching in Dasher, Ga. in 1939. He trained at David Lipscomb College, Harding College, and Peabody College. He served churches at Hahira, Georgia and Morven, Georgia. He was teacher and principle of Georgia Christian School for eleven years and president of the school for four years. He was known and loved by the people of South Georgia.

Directions To  Dasher Cemetery

The Copelands are buried in the Dasher Cemetery, Dasher, Georgia. Dasher is just south of Valdosta, and is the home of Georgia Christian School and Raintree Village Children's Home. Heading south on I-75 take Exit 11 and go east. Turn right on Carroll Ulmer Rd. Stay on Carroll Ulmer until you get to the railroad tracks. While heading down the road the track should be to your left, and you will see the cemetery on the right. Just past the cemetery to the left is Johnston Rd. Raintree Village is located on Johnston Rd.

J.V. Copeland

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