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Cleo Faye Copelin

Cleo-CopelinCleo Faye Copelin, age 73, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Mena.

She was born on December 29, 1940 in Scott County, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Garrett Shaddon and the late Edna Carpenter Shaddon. She grew up in Y-City, Arkansas, then later met and married the late Huey Copelin. They spent many happy years together before his passing. Cleo was a homemaker and attended the First Assembly of God. She enjoyed farming, gardening, sewing and quilting, and remembered fondly her years spent working at Cowden’s. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by children LaDon Copelin and wife Jamie of Mena, Arkansas, Kenneth Copelin of Mena, Arkansas, Richard Copelin and wife Susan of Mena, Arkansas; brother Bill Shaddon of Boles, Arkansas; sister Beverly Liles of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren Taylor, London, Journey and Nathaniel.

She was preceded in death by her parents Garrett and Edna Shaddon and by 2 brothers Leon and Leonard Shaddon.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mena First Assembly of God with Brother Ron Tilley and Brother Mike Shaddon officiating. Interment follows in Concord Cemetery at Ink under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.  Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers are Johnny Shaddon, Bobby Copelin, William Copelin, Kevin Liles, Jeff Howard and Randall Woodard.

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