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Orlena Cope

April 13, 1927 — October 14, 2015

Orlena Jewell Cope, age 88, of Sparta, October 14, 2015 at NHC of Sparta,

She was born in Sparta on April 13, 1927 to Henry Clay Golden and Zora Denton Golden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, James Henry Ledford and Beecher Ray Cope, Sr.

Survivors include sons, Beecher Ray Cope Jr. of New Mexico and Joe Mac Ledford of Sparta; daughters, Angie Carter of Sparta and Wanda Mitchell of Cookeville; sister, Sarah Hunter of Sparta; 15 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Friday, October 16, 2015, at Highland Cemetery at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow in the Highland Cemetery.

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Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements in Sparta, Tennessee.

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