Aurelia Copeland Hood

  • Born: March 1, 1922
  • Died: January 26, 2015
  • Location: Pacolet, South Carolina

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Spartanburg, SC 29306

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Aurelia Copeland Clayton Hood, 92, of Pacolet, SC, died Monday, January 26, 2015, at Hospice of Laurens County, Clinton, SC. Born March 1, 1922, in Gaffney, SC, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Hester Blanch Turner Copeland, and widow of her first husband, Solomon Garren Clayton and second husband, James Edward "Jaybird" Hood.

Mrs. Hood was a member of Tate Memorial Baptist Church and attended Limestone College. She retired from Torrington Bearings Company after 25 years of service.

Survivors include her children, Rebekah Clayton Duvall (Jerry), Rose Ellen Clayton Pennington, and Mona Lisa Clayton Taylor (Ronnie), all of Laurens, SC, Eric Vance Clayton (Sylvia) of Clinton, SC, and Gerald Lelex Clayton of Laurens, SC; step-children, James Edward Hood, Jr. of Mauldin, SC, Linda Hood Hodge of Spartanburg, SC, Clary Hood (Gail) of Mayo, SC, and Kathy Hood Jones (Sidney) of Piedmont, SC; 13 grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and sister, Margaret Thompson of Laurens, SC. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was predeceased by her sister, Freddie White; and son-in-law, Danny Pennington.

Visitation will be 1:00-2:45 PM Thursday, January 29, 2015, at Tate Memorial Baptist Church, 905 E. Main St., Pacolet, SC 29372. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM, at the church, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Tessnier. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery, State Rd. S-42-1810/Whitestone Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29302.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

The family is at the home of Becky Duvall.

Floyd's North Church Street Chapel


Condolence & Memory Journal


So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you & the family at this point and time. I remember her when I was just a small child attending Holly Grove Church, she was always a blessing to me & many others & will be missed but not forgotten. We will keep you in our prayers, God's blessing to all.

Posted by Doug & Brinda Carroll - Clinton, SC 29325, SC - friend   January 30, 2015

Thinking of your family during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Kelly Ferguson - Denver, CO - Friend   January 29, 2015

Dear Eric,Rosie,Lisa, and family
Sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I know how your hearts are broken, but with God's help and time it will mend. Praying that God will comfort you at this time.

Charles and Sue Gann

Posted by Charles and Sue Gann - Clinton, SC - Friend of family   January 28, 2015


Rosie, Chris, Emma, Copeland and family, I am sorry to hear of Ms. Hood's passing. She was a very special lady and friend to me. I had a great time getting to know her and spending time with her over the last year. She was such an inspiration to me and helped me with a lot of things. I love her very much and I will always carry her in my heart. I love yall and I am praying for you each day.

Posted by Julia "Paige" Fuller - Laurens, SC   January 27, 2015


Dear Family,

Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God provide peace, strength and comfort in the coming days.

Love in Christ,

Lena Sanders

Posted by Lena Sanders - Laurens, SC - Church Family   January 26, 2015