Obituaries for the Cooper Family
Luna Olive Cooper
Publication: THE CHARLESTON GAZETTE
Mamie Mae Cooper
Mamie Mae Cooper, 76, of Meadow Bridge, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at her home following a long illness. Born Jan. 27, 1923, at Prince, she was the daughter of the late Jess and Teney Adkins Ewing. Mrs. Cooper was a homemaker, a member of the Meadow Bridge Pentecostal Holiness Church and a member of Friendly Neighbors Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Carl Cooper; a son, Ralph Cooper; a grandson, Shane Miller; a great-granddaughter, Chrystal Merrill; two brothers, Oather and Ralph Ewing; and a sister, Evelyn Jones. Survivors include six daughters, Geneva Monteith of Lorado, Tex., Juanita Hammond of Claremont, Fla., Norma Chovan of Meadow Bridge, Linda Fitzwater of Severn, Md., Sue Miller and her husband, Mike, of Lockbridge, and Joan Storck and her husband, Jim, of Laurel, Md.; five sons, John Carl Cooper Jr. of Smoot, Homer Cooper and his wife, Gaye, Verl Cooper and Ernest Cooper and his wife, Bonnie, all of Meadow Bridge, Daniel Cooper and his wife, Lorene of LeGrange, N.C.; a brother, Cecil Ewing of Meadow Bridge; 33 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, with the Rev. Travis Holcomb officiating. Burial will follow in Cooper Family Cemetery, Meadow Bridge. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Home, Rainelle.
Billie Mae Cooper
SANDSTONE - Billie Mae Cales Cooper, 76, died 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at her home following a long illness. Born Dec. 24, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Homer D. Cales and Delphia F. Johnson Cales. Mrs. Cooper was a homemaker, a loving and devoted wife and mother and had lived her life in Sandstone. She was a lifelong member of the Sandstone Missionary Baptist Church. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her husband, James. W. Cooper; a sister and two brothers. Survivors include three sons, James W. Cooper Jr. and his wife, B.J., of Norman, Okla., Darrell W. Cooper and his wife, Beverly, of Flushing, Mich., and Larry D. Cooper and his wife, Barbara, of Sandstone; two daughters, Nancy C. Thomas and her husband, Doug, of Flushing, Mich., and Pamela J. Shuck and her husband, Ronnie, of Beckley; a granddaughter, Jeanne Elmore of Princeton, whom she raised; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Eddie Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Cooper Cemetery at Sandstone. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral parlors. Pallbearers will be Timmy Grimmett, Doug Thomas, Ronnie Shuck, Joshua Williams, Joe Wheeler, and Jack Cooper. Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.
Lorine B Cooper
Lorine Bennett Cooper, 90, of Lester, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, in Princeton Community Hospital following a short illness. Born Sept. 12, 1910, in Sandy Level, Va., she was the daughter of the late Rev. George L. and Fannie Linthicum Bennett. Mrs. Cooper was a homemaker and a resident of Lester for many years. She was an active member, secretary, treasurer and stewardess of St. Matthew AME Church, Lester. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shuler Cooper; two daughters, Deanna Sharon and Ruth Presley; two sons, Thomas Lee and Dallas O'Brian; a stepson, Henry; six sisters, Lillie Clements, Nettie McKinney, Virginia MacDonald, Naomi Turner, Roberta Haynes and Hettie Simmons; and two brothers, Clarence and Lester Bennett. Survivors include eight sons, Clarence Cooper and his wife, Annie, of Toledo, Ohio, Victor Cooper of Tucker, Ga., Gregory and Roger Cooper of Lester, Roy Lee "Jack" Pogue of Detroit, Sim Cooper and his wife, Daisy, of Jacksonville, Fla., Otis Cooper and his wife, Sade, of Lester and Carl Cooper of Chicago; five daughters, Josephine Wallace of Low Moor, Va., Delores Hubbard and her husband, George, of Rainelle, Brenda Wally of Landover, Md., Drema Waldon and her husband, Lance, of Landover and Gloria Cooper of Lester; four sisters, Edmonia Hoover of Beckley, Eleanor Mitchell of Bluefield, Willie Duren of California and Lucy Smoot of Madison; 80 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives; and a special friend, Irene Williams of Cleveland. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Heart of God Ministries, Beckley, with the Rev. Abner Wright, Bishop Fred T. Simms and Marsha Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call one hour before service Tuesday at the church. Arrangements by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.
Jimmie Dale Cooper
Jimmie Dale Cooper, 65, of Colcord, died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at the Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley. Born June 5, 1936, at Charleston, he was the son of the late Romie and Etha Buzzard Cooper. Mr. Cooper was a retired miner and a member of UMWA. He attended the Colcord Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Luther, Mony, Calius and Oscar Cooper. He is survived by his wife, Etta Mae Withrow Cooper; four daughters, Roxanne Whorley and husband, David, of Bedford, Va., Regina Forbes and husband, Pete, of Massillon, Ohio, Roberta Cooper of Oak Hill, and Rebecca Hicks and husband, Timmy, of Fort Sill, Okla.; five sons, Robert of Dorothy, James of Halethorpe, Md., Roger and wife, Carey, of Canton, Ohio, and Corey and Cody, both at home; three brothers, Quentin Scarbro of Ameagle, Verlin "Froud" Cooper of Columbus, Ohio, and Kenneth Scarbro of Stark, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Gladys Withrow of Colcord; grandchildren, Joshua Whorley, Alishia Cooper, Samantha Cooper, Shawn Whorley, Corey Cooper, Destiny Cooper, Cody Cooper, Megan Hicks, Tyler Whorley, and Timothy Hicks Jr.; and several brothers and sisters-in-law. Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Colcord Presbyterian Church, Colcord, with David Pettry, CLP, officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Armstrong Funeral Home. Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.
Ada L. Cooper
MILTON - Ada Leslie Nugen Cooper, 92, devoted wife of the Rev. James Wesley "J.W." Cooper for almost 74 years, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, in Putnam General Hospital. She was born Jan. 5, 1909, the daughter of the late William Verda and Roxanna Amelia Bower Nugen. She was preceded in death by five sisters, Mary Booth, Bessie Peters, Letha Nugen, Dora DeHart and Oreda Keaton. Mrs. Cooper was a homemaker and loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of many churches in southern West Virginia in connection with her husband's ministry and most recently was a member of Springdale Free Will Baptist Church, Hurricane. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. Carl J. and Nelma Cooper of Milton and W. Ezra and Betty Cooper of Hurricane; a daughter and son-in-law, Lorene and Jack Rooper of Barboursville, and Mary Jean Cooper of Milton, the widow of her deceased son, the Rev. James Loyd Cooper. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. George Blackshire officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Heck Funeral Home, Milton.
Rev James 'J.W.' Cooper
MILTON - The Rev. James Wesley "J.W." Cooper, 93, formerly of Coal City, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, in Teays Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was the widower of Ada Nugen Cooper, who died Nov. 12, 2001. Born Jan. 19, 1908, in Summers County, he was the son of the late William Lewis and Florida Ann Griffith Cooper. Although the Rev. Cooper earned a living as a coal miner, he also was a carpenter who helped build defense plants before and during World War II and as a building contractor. He accepted the call of God to preach the gospel on Oct. 19, 1942. He preached on the mountaintops, in the hollows and in the towns and cities of West Virginia. He preached in tents, one-room schools, old store or theater buildings and in small churches as well as large churches. He pastured 18 churches, organized nine churches, supervised and assisted in building four churches, assisted in remodeling three churches and did most of the labor to build the Fayette Conference Youth Camp. The Rev. Cooper was most recently a member of Springdale Freewill Baptist Church, Hurricane. He was preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. Carl J. and Nelma Cooper of Milton and W. Ezra and Betty Cooper of Hurricane; a daughter and son-in-law, Lorene and Jack Rooper of Barboursville; Mary Jean Cooper of Milton, the widow of his deceased son, the Rev. James Loyd Cooper; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Larry Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Heck Funeral Home, Milton.
Larry Eugene Cooper
Larry Eugene Cooper, 63, of Cool Ridge, died Monday, July 1, 2002, at Raleigh Rehabilitation Center following a long illness. Born March 15, 1939, at Odd, he was the son of the late Malachi Cooper and Luna Hawley Cooper. Mr. Cooper was a retired security guard in Detroit, Mich., and was a former truck driver. He was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Dale Cooper. Survivors include his sons, Douglas Larry Cooper and wife, JoAnn of Ghent, Robert Eugene Cooper and wife, Kelly of Dearborn Heights, Mich., and Dwayne Allen Cooper of Dearborn Heights; a brother, Jim Cooper and wife, Janet of Cool Ridge; a sister, Marie King of Cool Ridge; and four grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Chapel with the Rev. Oppie Lilly officiating. Burial will follow in Cooper Cemetery at Egeria. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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