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University Mourns Death of Dr. Harold Copenhaver, dean emeritus


JONESBORO – The university community extends sympathy to the family and friends of Dr. Harold Copenhaver, who died Thursday.

Copenhaver, who came to Arkansas State in 1970, served 17 years as dean of fine arts.

In 2013, Arkansas State University published a feature on Dr. Copenhaver's involvement 50 years earlier with helping plan music for the state funeral following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  For those who want to know more about Dr. Copenhaver and his career experiences, the article is still available online here.

Emerson Funeral Home will post an obituary on its website Saturday.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, Dec. 27, 11 a.m., in the Emerson Memorial Chapel.

Dr. Harold Copenhaver