Linda Lou Copeland, 75, of Helena, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at her home.  

 Linda Lou Copeland, 75, of Helena, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at her home.  

Mrs. Copeland was born Jan. 26, 1942 in Frederick, Oklahoma to Orville and Gladys Landrum.  She was a member of West Acres Baptist Church, Ladies Auxiliary and Disaster Preparedness.

Linda loved to crochet and knit.  Her favorite games were dominoes and Arkansas rules gin rummy.  She loved to cook and was always baking something for someone.  Linda was a huge Razorback fan-except for when her Oklahoma Sooners were playing.  She never let an animal in her yard go hungry.

She leaves a son, Otto P. Copeland, Jr. of Asheville, North Carolina; two daughters, Cindy Peters (Kelly) of Lufkin, Texas and Nancy Glidewell (Frank) of Helena-West Helena; three grandchildren, Teddie Hamilton, Van Hamilton and Meagan Tullia (Seth); and three sisters, Karen Flis of Wichita Falls, Texas, Frieda Jones of Wichita Falls and Gwenna Prescott (Brice) of Frederick, Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 40 years, Otto P. Copeland, Sr.; and several brothers and sisters.

A funeral service for Linda Lou Copeland will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 31 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.   Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Helena.  Brother Dale Gansman will officiate.

Pallbearers are Frank Glidewell, Kelly Peters, Teddie Hamilton, Van Hamilton, Dale Kittler and Otto Copeland, Jr.  Honorary pallbearers are her Sunday School friends.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.  (

Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, Helena-West Helena.  

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