Longtime Beaufort County public servant dies

BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) - Former Beaufort County coroner Curt Copeland died Saturday. He served as coroner for 28 years before deciding not to run for re-election in 2008.

The county's current coroner, Ed Allen, worked with Copeland for years and said he served the public with love and compassion and will be missed.

Copeland's funeral will be Tuesday at the Baptist Church of Beaufort beginning at 11 a.m. Copeland was 65 years old.

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