James MacFarland “MacK” Coppage


James MacFarland “Mack” Coppage, the youngest of the four children of Thomas Coppedge and Catherine Geneva Coppedge, was born on July 21, 1937, in Littleton, North Carolina, and entered into eternal rest and peace on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Life Care Hospital in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

“Mack” as he was affectionately called, was baptized and became a member of the Enon Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina, during his early life. His formal education was received in the public schools of Halifax County, North Carolina, and he graduated from the former McIver High School in Littleton.

He served his country in the United States Army. After being honorably discharged, he returned home to Littleton, and became employed at J.P. Stevens and Company of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, and then at local saw mills in the area.

“Mack” was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ida B. Coppedge.

Those remaining to share in the memory of his life are his devoted brother, John Walter Coppedge, Sr. (Hattie) of Littleton, NC; his sister, Mary M. Hockaday (Maryland) of Littleton, NC; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Enon Missionary Baptist Church in Littleton, NC. The Pastor, Rev. Fred Thorpe, will deliver the eulogy, and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will repose until 8:30 P.M. on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the funeral home in Littleton, NC.