Gail A. Coplin, 49, USDA inspector

May 20, 2006

Gail A. Coplin, a beef and poultry inspector, died Monday of lung cancer at Howard County General Hospital. The Columbia resident was 49.

Gail Ann Coplin was born in Snow Hill and was raised there and in Pocomoke City. She was educated in public schools in Worcester and Somerset counties.

For the last 25 years, Miss Coplin worked as an inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture at processing plants in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.

Miss Coplin enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. An accomplished cook who liked entertaining family and friends, she was known for her homemade chicken salad.

She was a member of the New Macedonia Baptist Church in Pocomoke City.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Pocomoke High School, 1817 Old Virginia Road, Pocomoke City.

Surviving are two daughters, Ann R. Broadwater of Snow Hill and Angel M. Carey of Raeford, N.C.; her father, Clarence Copeland of Pocomoke City; her mother, Mary Coplin of Salisbury; a brother, Dwight Miles of Snow Hill; three sisters, Alfreda Haynes, Diane Coplin and Sylvia Coplin, all of Salisbury; and three grandchildren.

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