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Jo Alta Spanhanks

November 27, 1927 — April 8, 2018

Jo Alta Copeland Spanhanks, age 90, of Nashville, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Nashville, Arkansas. She was born on November 27, 1927 in Saratoga, Arkansas the daughter of the late Blufford Hugh and Murle Bettis Copeland. Mrs. Spanhanks was a member of the Harvest Time Assembly of God in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. She was a personal care aide for fifteen years and had a passion for serving others. She was preceded in death by her husband Jessie Spanhanks, one sister Mary Louise Copeland Reeder, two brothers Clifford Copeland and Dale Copeland. Survivors include two sons David Spanhanks and wife Joan of Nashville, AR; Cecil Spanhanks of Nashville, AR; one daughter Alta Spanhanks Bailey and husband Ray of Delight, AR; one brother Lloyd Copeland of Rockwall, TX; five grandchildren Shannon Bailey and wife Audrey of Dierks, AR; Melissa Jackson of Delight, AR; Katrina Branson of Ft. Smith, AR; Ahlisha Baker and husband Matt of Ogden, UT; Jennifer Holstein and husband Garry of New Harmon, IN; eight great-grandchildren Chance Jackson, Bailey Jackson, Olivia Jackson, Isabella Jackson, Gavin Bailey, Connor Bailey, Luke Baker, Mason Holstein; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 10, at Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, April 11, at Harvest Time Assembly of God in Murfreesboro, Arkansas with Jon Funderburg officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro. You may send an online sympathy message at To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Jo Alta Spanhanks please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Mt. Tabor
Murfreesboro, AR,


APR 10. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)

Latimer Funeral Home - Murfreesboro

1211 Anthony Street

Murfreesboro, AR, 71958


APR 11. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Harvest Time Assembly

1001 S. Washington

Murfreesboro, AR, 71958

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