Burial will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Cooper died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011.
Born on May 23, 1929 in Rome, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Charlie C. and Laura Waits Hawthorne. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Duke; second husband, Charles Cooper; step-daughter, Diane Dennis; and her sister, Lois Pigg.
Mrs. Cooper was of the Baptist faith, a member of the Eastern Star, and a dedicated homemaker.
Survivors include her step-daughter and her spouse, Linda and Connally Cathy of Dallas, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Beverly Duke of Gainesville; Steve and Nina Duke of Gainesville; and Michael and Jordan Cooper, Murrayville; sister, Marie Bradfield, Rome; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 922 East Morris Street, Dalton, GA 30721.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Cooper family may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
October 26, 2011