Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Ibeulah Cooper, age 87, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Noah’s Fork Baptist Church with Bro. Lynn Anderson and Bro. Donald Gregory officiating.
Burial will follow in the Farrar Hill Cemetery.
Visitation with the Cooper family will be from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Wednesday, June 20 at Manchester Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cooper will lie in state at the church on Thursday beginning at 11:00 AM.
Mrs. Cooper passed away Tuesday morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Mrs. Cooper was born in Coffee County, TN, the daughter of the late Robert Oscar and Betty Crocker Arnold. She was a machine operator at Genesco and a homemaker. She was a member of Noah’s Fork Baptist Church for over 60 years, having taught Sunday School for over 50 of those years.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cooper was also preceded in death by her husband, John William Cooper; five brothers, Grady, Marvin, Oscar, Jr., J.C, and Cleveland Arnold; and five sisters, Claty Anderson, Elora Anderson, Opal West, Gertie Haley, and Modean Ferrell.
She is survived by her five sons, Melvin (Molly) Cooper, Dale (Michelle) Cooper, Tony (Tresa) Cooper, Tommy Cooper, and Norman (Linda) Cooper, all of Manchester; one daughter, Linda (Mervin) Sain of Manchester; one sister, Alberta Lowe of Manchester; 12 grandchildren, Penny (Brien) McKelvey, Marty (Casey) Cooper, Britney Cooper, Brody Cooper, Madison Cooper, Traci Cooper, T.J. Cooper, Jamie Sain, Heath Sain, Kristen (Jeremy) Melton, Justen Cooper, and Savannah Cooper; and 3 great grandchildren, Austin McKelvey, John McKelvey, and Brady Cooper.
Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cooper family.