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Obituaries for the Cooper Family

Luna Olive Cooper

COOPER, MRS. LUNA OLIVE SERVICE WILL BE 11 A.M. WEDNESDAY IN Keyser-Bryant Funeral Home, Beckley, with the Rev. Curtis Monk officiating. Burial will be in Canaday Cemetery, Glen White. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Cooper, 65, of Cool Ridge, Raleigh County, died Dec. 20, 1986, in Beckley Hospital after a long illness. She was a member of Mountain Valley Baptist Church, Odd. Surviving: husband, Malachi J.; sons, Larry Eugene of Wayne, Mich., Jimmy Darnell of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter, Violet Marie Cooper King of Cool Ridge; brother, William E. Hawley of Cool Ridge; sisters, Versie Tormale of Glen White, Venna Garretson of Akron, Ohio, Violet Morrison of Milwaukee, Faye VanCamp of Alexandria, Va., Delma Whittington of Streetsboro, Ohio; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Publication: THE CHARLESTON GAZETTE
Published: 12/23/1986
Headline: COOPER, MRS. LUNA OLIVE SERVICE WILL BE 11 A.M. WEDNESDAY
 

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.

 

Franklin D. Cooper

Retired Sgt. Franklin D. Cooper, 76, of White Oak, died Friday, April 30, 1999, at a Beckley medical center following a long illness. Born Jan. 8, 1923, at Lilly, Summers County, he was the son of the late J. G. "Jack" Cooper and Mamie Grayson Cooper. Mr. Cooper graduated from Hinton High School and was a WWII veteran, having served in the U.S. Army as a medical technician. He had been a resident of White Oak since 1948. He was preceded in death by a sister, Orda Danese Farley, three brothers, John D., Zachariah Dawson, and Delmer J. Cooper. Survivors include a sister Beulah Dean Cooper of Baltimore; a niece, Janna Lois Kirkwood of Huntsville, Ala.; two nephews, Melvin Cooper and his wife, Catherine, of New Park, Pa., and Larry Cooper and his wife, Juanita, of Sacramento, Calif.; special friends and caregivers with whom he made his home for the past year, Rosenell Lilly and Frank Boone. Services will be conducted 1 p.m. today at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel with Brother Danny Winders officiating. Burial will follow at the Crews Cemetery at Nimitz. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services today. Charles Washburn, William Lilly, Ron Meadows, Frank Boone, Melvin Cooper and Harless Sydenstricker will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring.

 

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.

William R. Cooper

William Roger Cooper, 50, of 140 McComas Place, Shady Spring, died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at his home following a short illness. Born Sept. 14, 1950, in Whitby, he was the son of the late Price Estis Cooper and Zella Webb Cooper. Mr. Cooper was a service technician for YUASA Co. of Bluefield, a member of Tildon Community Church and a Vietnam veteran. He was preceded in death by a brother, Sam Dickens. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Stacy Cooper; a daughter, Frances Guajardo and her husband, Rafeal, of Alaska; two grandchildren, Lindsay and Rebecca; eight brothers, Franklin E. Cooper of Mount Hope, Lee Roy Dickens of Maywood, Ill., Troy C. Dickens of West Union, Ohio, Lowell L. Cooper of Toledo, Ill., Harold R. Cooper of Andover, Ill., Carson D. Cooper of Centralia, Ill., Robert P. Cooper of Hammond, Ind., and David M. Cooper of Bramwell; and six sisters, Hattie A. Craddock of Coal City, Helen Englebrecht of Gower, Mo., Dorothy M. Hoskins of Taylorsville, Ky., Pauline M. Johnson of Streamwood, Ill., Faye N. Wood of Richmond, Ky., and Joyce Cooper Lepa of Georgetown, Ky. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Chapel with Pastor Edward Garten officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring.

 

Ethel Mae Cooper

HINTON - Ethel Mae Cooper, 85, of 1509 Summers St., died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, in Summers County A.R.H. Hospital following a long illness. Born April 18, 1916, at Buck, she was the daughter of the late Houston and Etta Jane Garten Huffman. Mrs. Cooper was a former employee of Keaton Cleaners and Laundry in Hinton, Davis Department Store in Hinton and the Sewing Basket. She was retired from Nu Way Cleaners in Hinton. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hinton, and had been a lifelong resident of Summers County. She was preceded in death by one son, Jerry L. Cooper, in 1992; and an infant daughter, Carol Cooper. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Joe Cooper; one son, Densel Pack of Reno, Nev.; one daughter, Phyllis Cales of Gahanna, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Charlene Cooper of Hinton; one niece, Onva Allen of Charlottesville, Va.; one nephew, Ray Huffman of Maryland; six grandchildren, including Brian and Cheryl Cooper; and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel, Hinton, with Pastor Roy Lee Honaker Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Cooper Cemetery at Sandstone. Friends may call from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Men of the First Baptist Church of Hinton will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

 

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.

 

Kyle C Cooper

Kyle C. Cooper, 86, of Beaver, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at his home of natural causes. Born May 9, 1915, at Ghent, he was the son of the late Azel Cooper and Lottie Green Cooper. Mr. Cooper was a retired salesman with Rhodes Supply and, served as a cook with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Beaver United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Fred Cooper; and a daughter, Deborah Kylene Cooper. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Eva Rebecca Wood Cooper; a daughter, Donna Gibeaut and husband, Butch, of Nitro; granddaughters, Leslie Farley and husband, Thomas of Mount Hope, and Misti Treadway and husband, Mark of Blue Jay; a grandson, Scott Riddle and wife, Sarah of St. Albans; and four great-granddaughters, Ashlee and Holly Treadway and Bethany and Morgan Farley. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel with the Revs. Virgil C. Cook and Betty Lusk officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the VFW Post 3110 of Oak Hill. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be George Meadows, Mark Treadway, Jan Lafferty, Kenny Cooper, Leslie Moye, Larry Wood. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Atkins, Frank Atkins, Keith Radford, Bill Darby, Thomas Farley and Butch Gibeaut. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

 

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.

 

Janet Eldean Cooper

In Loving Memory, Janet Eldean Cooper, age 68, of Canal Winchester, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at Mount Carmel Medical Center. Mrs. Cooper was a member of Sons of God. Janet is preceded in death by her husband Luther Lee Cooper, daughter Donna A. Pyles and son Rocky A. Cooper. She is survived by her mother, Buelah Josephine Buzzard; 4 sisters; 3 brothers; sons, Joe (Sue) Cooper and Kevin (Helen) Cooper; daughters, Janet (Gary) Hicks, Cindy Filio, Vonna (Bob) Tippie and Paula (Lawerence) McDaniel; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service 9 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2002 at SCHOEDINGER HILLTOP CHAPEL, 3030 W. Broad St., Columbus. Interment at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, WV. Friends may visit with the family on Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Eldean's family in her memory.

 

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.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.  Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring.  -- Raleigh Register, Beckley WV July 2, 2002

 

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