Mrs. Martha Rebecca Cooper, age 87, of 5th Street, Trion passed away Sunday, June 8, 2008 in the LaFayette Health Care. Mrs. Cooper was born December 19, 1920 in Floyd Co. GA. She was retired from Caron Yarns, was also a housewife and a member of the East Trion Church of God. Mrs. Cooper was preceded in death by her first husband Eugene Smith and by her second husband, Leonard Cooper; parents , William C. and Iowa Collins Childers; daughter, Annie Lee Smith; sisters, May Catherine Childers Mewburn, Anniebell Townsend, and Mary Whitely; brothers Joe Frank Childers and Grover Childers.

Mrs. Cooper is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty Gene and Johnny Brown of LaFayette; sister, Mildred Dunwoody of Summerville; niece Lovenia "Pidgie" McDaniel of Trion; Nephew, Riley Cooper of Lyerly; 3 grandchildren, Johnny Brown Jr, Barbara Holt, and Joesph Eugene Brown; 4 great grandchildren, Jessica Tasha, David and Kristen; 2 great-great grandchildren, Riley and Evan.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. from the East Trion Church of God with Rev. Charles Izell, Rev Jack Sexton, and Rev Jim Chasteen officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery.

Mrs. Cooper will lie-in-state Monday June 9, 2008 at the Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home where the family will recieve friends from 6-8 p.m. Mrs. Cooper will also lie-in-state at the East Trion Church of God from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Pallbearers will be Todd Holt, Robbie Osborn, Larry Osborn, Anthony Mitchell, and Matt Turnipseed. They are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 11:30 on Tuesday.

Erwin-Petitt  Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements for Mrs. Martha Rebecca Cooper who passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2008.