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“Bro. Copeland enriched my life in many ways; he encouraged me as well as just enjoying a time of sweet fellowship. I loved him and your family. I...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: James Floyd - Somerset, KY

“Sending my love and sympathy to your family. He was a wonderful man. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Connie Swaim - Hazen, AR - Friend

“To you dear family : Our Prayers are for all of you. Bro. Julius was my friend and a great Soldier for our Lord. I shall always remember him and the...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Don Justice - Crossett, AR

“Condolences, prayers and strength for the family during this difficult time. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Brenda Smith - Texarkana, AR

“We are remembering your family in prayer. God has blessed you by allowing you to have your Mom and Dad for so many years. Knowing that they are...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Dub and Billie Taylor

“Blessings on your family during this time! ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Kelvin Richardson - Arkadelphia, AR

“Praying for the entire Copeland family. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Ben and Stephanie Yowell - AR

“Bro. Roger & Jenny Beth, love and prayers for you all. Larry and Sandy Haley ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Sandy Haley

“Love and prayers are with you and family during this time of your loss. Bro. Julius is rejoicing today with the saints in heaven. God Bless each...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Paralee Evans - Texarkana, TX

“Bro. Roger, Jenny Beth & family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord surround you with His love and peace as you both mourn your...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Buddy & Ruth Ann Rogers - AR

“May the Lord bless you all. Bro Copeland was a Christian gentleman, godly man and faithful preacher of the gospel. Whether he planned it or not, he...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Larry Clements - Texarkana, AR

“Praying for His grace and comfort to the entire family. Heaven must be a sweeter and kinder place now. Rusty and I love you and pray faithfully for...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Debby Campbell - Texarkana, AR

“Bro. Copeland pastored Salem Missionary Baptist Church Judsonia,AR, at one time, where I am a member. He and Dalphna were wonderful people. He was a...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Richard & Lynda Miller - Judsonia, AR

“Pastor & Jenny Beth, We thank God that your father stood firm to the end and because of his testimony to God's faithfulness, he is rejoicing today...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Bro. Richard, Barbara & Judy Freeman & Family - AR

“Bro. Roger, Jenny Beth and to all your family we are praying for you all, that God will give his comfort and peace at this time. We love you. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Sharon Huskey - Texarkana, AR

“Bro. Rodger, Jennybeth and family, so sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you and praying for all of you during this hard time. We will not...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: James and Patty Howell

“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Love and prayers for that comfort that He alone gives. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Gary & Sandra Murphy - Texarkana , AR

“Praying for you all in this bittersweet time. Rejoicing with you that Bro.Copeland is on to his reward and a reunion with his sweet wife. Bro. Roger...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Heather Thompson - Texarkana, AR

“Greetings Family, Bro.Julius was one of the great pastors in our work. He and his dear wife, Dalphna, epitomized what the pastor family should be...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Jerry & Clara Carter - Friend


Rev. Julius Copeland of Malvern, Arkansas was born December 25, 1922 in Landis, Arkansas, the son of the late Thomas and Myrtle Ward Copeland. He was a Missionary Baptist minister for over 60 years. He pastored numerous churches all over Arkansas, and his greatest joy in life was sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with everyone he could. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Sheridan.
Julius died Monday, December 16, 2013 at HSC Medical Center in Malvern at the age of 90.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dalphna Copeland who died, August 19, 2013.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Tony Gray of Judsonia; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Jenny Beth Copeland of Texarkana, Gary and Janet Copeland of Malvern; grandchildren, Candice Johns, Blake Gray, Andrea Copeland, Kellie Winn, Amanda Bagby, Wesley Copeland, Grant Copeland, Justin Lindsey, Steven Lindsey; 5 great grandchildren.
There will be a visitation at Immanuel Baptist Church in Sheridan on Wednesday, from 6:00-7:30 P.M.. On Thursday, a visitation will be held at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home chapel in Searcy, from 12:00 P.M. until service time. Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M., following the visitation, with Dr. John Owen and Dr. Randy Cloud officiating. Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery near Judsonia. Pallbearers will be Grant Copeland, Wesley Copeland, Chad Winn, John Bagby, Glenn Passmore, Blake Gray.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Missionary Baptist Seminary, 5224 Stagecoach Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204.

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