DEXTER -- Alton "Allen" Copeland, 58, died Jan. 29, 2007, at his home.
Born Aug. 6, 1948, at Harrison, Ark., son of the late John S. and Vesta Mills Copeland, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a former employee of Kinder Excavating in Dexter.
On Jan. 16, 1971, at Dexter, he married Jonnie Sue Cravens who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Rebecca L. Marchant and Melissa A. Copeland of Dexter; three brothers, Jesse Copeland of the state Florida and Johnny Copeland and James Copeland of the state of Arkansas; two sisters, Hazel Copeland of the state of California and Dorothy McNair of the state of Oklahoma; one granddaughter, Courtney N. Copeland of Dexter; and three nephews and nine nieces.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Maude Baughman.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter with the Rev. Jim Hoyt officiating.
Burial will follow at the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter.