Larry Jermone Copeland


Deacon Larry J. Copeland was born on March 20, 1953, in Columbus Ohio, and entered eternal rest on April 29, 2021. Larry became a faithful and loyal member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in June 2004. He trusted and kept his faith in God and became a Deacon in the church on September 25,… Read complete obituary here.

Hope For The Holidays

James Franklin “Smitty” Smith

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James Franklin “Smitty” Smith, age 74, of Columbus, OH, went to be with the Lord, July 29, 2020. He was born July 7, 1946 in Stuart County, Richland, GA to the late Mary Bryant Smith and Albert Smith. James was also preceded in death by his sister, Thelma F. Jackson. He leaves to celebrate his… Read complete obituary here.

Robin L. Clodfelter


Robin L. Clodfelter passed on to Glory July 29, 2019 at 4:30am at The Ohio State University Medical Center 7th Floor Rhoads Hall Rm 722, surrounded by family. Robin was born in Vinton County, Ohio on May 28, 1936 to Paul and Mudella Bass. In 1939 she and her family moved to Columbus, Ohio shortly… Read complete obituary here.

Take A Stand

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month as well as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Because Domestic Violence is something that is still affecting so many people, we want to bring awareness and attention to this, in hopes to bring it to an end. We hit a record number of homicides in 2017. In response, Mr. GaryContinue Reading…


Our caring never stops. The purpose of our aftercare program is to stay connected with, and continue the care that has been provided to our families that we have served, long after the funeral or memorial service has ended. We are here to provide support, encouragement, and coping mechanisms to help you adjust in lifeContinue Reading…

Experience and Share Love

February is the “Love” month, as well as Black History month.  How do you plan on showing and sharing love this month?  For starters, take a little extra time to say hello, and smile at others in passing. You never know just how much a little love can mean to someone else. Love is aContinue Reading…


Welcome to our blog! Marlan Gary Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace has been in business for over 10 years. We offer a wide variety of affordable services ranging from prearrangements, cremations, chapel services, church services, memorial services, and graveside services. We allow our clients the option to meet in the privacy and comfort of theirContinue Reading…

Start a New Year in Faith

Happy New Year!  As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. describes in his ” I Have A Dream” speech, Faith is needed in taking your first step. Though we cannot see the whole staircase or see what lays before us in this new year, just go forward in faith trusting that God will give you theContinue Reading…

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