GIL MER—F u nera l ser v ic - es for Katie O'Neal Coppedge Breazeale, 95, of Ore City, were held Friday, June 26, 2009, at Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Williamson and Bro. Greg Hughes officiating. Interment followed in Ore City Cemetery. Mrs. Breazeale died Tuesday, June 23, in Gilmer.
She was born June 3, 1914, to Clark C. and Eunice O'Neal Coppedge in Coffeeville. She was a retired office clerk in the insurance department of Good Shepherd Medical Center. Mrs. Breazeale was a member of the AARP, Garden Club and the United Pentecostal Church. She was a lifetime resident of Upshur County and wrote the Ore City News for The Gilmer Mirror for more than 60 years.
Mrs. Breazeale was preceded in death by her husband, William Wyatt Breazeale in 2000; son, William W. "Jay" Breazeale Jr. in 1994; and grandsons, Mike Breazeale and Rodney Breazeale.
Survivors are two sons, Glenn Breazeale of Ore City, Frank and Annette Breazeale of Gilmer; daughter, Martha Kay Parsley and husband Harold of Rockdale; a brother, Garrett B. Coppedge of Longview; eight grandchildren, including Kathryn Parsley Roddam and husband Ward and Lee Parsley of Rockdale; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Greg Breazeale, Wesley Breazeale, Frank Breazeale III, John Breazeale, Lee Parsley, Steve Breazeale and Jeffrey Breazeale. Honorary pallbearer was Conrad Coppedge.