Besse (Brown) Cooper

Besse Cooper, who died Tuesday at 116 and 100 days, did a few amazing things in her lifetime. She lived on her own until age 105, when she moved into a nursing home, and even then she was still "with it," her son Sidney Cooper told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2011. Read the news obituary.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 5, 2012