Mary Alice Cooper
February 16, 1925, August 1, 2015

Funeral services for Mary Alice Cooper, 90, formerly a resident of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA. Rev. Ron McCaskill will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA. Mrs. Cooper passed away at Lake Park of Madison in Madison, FL, on Saturday, August 1, 2015.

Mary Alice Cooper was born on February 13, 1925, in Thomasville, GA, to the late George Alexander Sowell and Ada Hampton Sowell. On November 11, 1942, she married Arthur Russell Cooper, Sr., who preceded her in death on June 28, 1980. She was a seamstress with Grady County Mills which later became Ithaca Industries. After her retirement, she grew orchids, which was her passion. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother – a wonderful lady who will be missed by her family and friends. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Dianne Cooper of Jasper, FL, Eddy and Betty Cooper of Pelham, GA; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband; son, Arthur Russell “Junior” Cooper, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Pam Cooper; two brothers, Jim Sowell and Johnny Sowell.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral hour of 2:00 p.m.

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