Martha Merie Copeland

Martha Merie Copeland, 72 of Springdale passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2019 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. She was born November 2, 1946 in Huntsville, Arkansas to Charles T. and Ruby M. Thomas Hammons. Martha was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, J.B. Copeland, her son, J.B. Copeland, II, one grandson, Dakota Millsap and one son-in-law, Dennis Gunnels. Survivors include two daughters, Pearl Prine and Jennifer Millsap (Mike Klutts) all of Springdale; two step daughters, Carol Gunnels of Rogers and Lora Copeland of Ft. Smith; four sisters, Shirley Johnson and Leavern Thompson both of Springdale, Charlene Hennington of Kansas and Betty Wilson and husband Paul of Springdale; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Graveside services will be Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Friendship Cemetery in Springdale. No visitation is planned. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Leukemia Foundation, 401 Scott Street, Suite 2, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201. Online condolences may be left at

Published May 23, 2019