Homer Earl Copeland, 84, of Ash Flat died Nov. 6, 2003, at North Little Rock.
Born Nov. 10, 1918, in Lake City, he was the son of Richardson Sylvester and Annie Seay Copeland.
He spent his working years as a father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a farmer. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of the VFW Post 8042 at Evening Shade.
Survivors include special friend, Martha Guenther of Ash Flat; a son, Donald Copeland of Franklin; three daughters -- Dorothy Despain of Lake City, Veronica Dark of Ames, Iowa, and Linda Sawyers of Germantown, Tenn.; a stepson and a stepdaughter; a brother, Elvis Copeland of Bridgeman, Mich.; four sisters -- Mildred Cody of Seadrift, Texas, and Lily Mae Hooker, Ludell Tudor Hyde and Willie Dean Lancaster, all of Bakersfield, Calif.; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Betty Ann Copeland; a brother, R.D. Copeland, and a sister, Thelma Louise Stevens.
The funeral was Nov. 9 at Barker Funeral Home Chapel in Salem with Robert Lash and Sean Sawyers officiating. Interment was in the Wiles Cemetery at Ash Flat with arrangements under the direction of Barker Funeral Home of Salem. Pallbearers were Sean Sawyers, Cederick Dark, Curtis Copeland, Donald Copeland, Rick Dark and Donald Sawyers.
Memorials are preferred to the VFW Post 8042 at Evening Shade.