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The Eastern Gazette 9-8-1955, p.2
WILLIS M. COPELAND Willis M. Copeland, 89, for many years a resident of Everett, Mass., died at a private hospital in Stonham, Aug. 12, where he had been for several months. Mr. Copeland, a native of Dexter, was a retired buyer for R. H. Stearns Company of Boston and had been associated with that concern for over 50 years at the time of his retirement. His wife, Mrs. Mae (Collins) Copeland, died four years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Copeland observed their golden wedding in Everett a few years ago. Mr. Copeland had been a resident of Everett for 60 years. He was a member of the First Unitarian Church and had made his home on Norman Road for several months before going to Stoneham. Services were held at the Robinson funeral chapel on Aug. 14 with Rev. Dr. Lemuel K. Lord of the First Methodist Church officiating and cremation followed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.