The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


November 27, 2013

John Cooper

— John Carne Cooper, 78, of Toney died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at home. Mr. Cooper was born Aug. 12, 1935, in Covington, Tenn. He retired from the city of Athens. He was a member of New Oakland Baptist Church in Elkmont. 

The funeral is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Spry Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bottom Cemetery with Dwight Rayburn and Anthony Anderson officiating.

Visitation is from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn S. Cooper of Toney; daughter, Mary Ann Benson of Toney; sons, John W. Cooper of Toney, Howard G. Cooper of Athens and Jack Cooper of Elkmont; granddaughters, Alissa Cooper of Ardmore and Katelin Benson of Toney; grandsons,  Adam W. Cooper of South Carolina, Brandon M. Cooper of Toney, Joshua Cooper and Zachry Cooper, both of Athens; great-grandson, Tobi C. Cooper of Ardmore; sister, Mildred Grant of Tupelo, Miss.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Mazie Mashburn and Ruby Lepard; and brothers, Thomas Cooper and Lewayne Cooper.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Vibbert, Adam Cooper, Brandon Cooper, Joshua Cooper, Zachry Cooper and Tobi Cooper.

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