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Willard MacKenzie (Bill) Soper

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SOPER, Willard The Reverend Willard MacKenzie Soper (Bill), age 67, of Roswell, died June 10, 2009 at North Fulton Regional Hospital in Roswell. He was born in Sidney, NY on June 3, 1942 to the Reverend and Mrs. Willard Butler Soper. Reverend Soper graduated from Olivet College in Michigan and received his Masters of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He became the Assistant and then Senior Minister at First United Church of Christ, Congregational in Milford, CT where he stayed for 27 years before retiring. After his retirement, Reverend Soper moved to Atlanta where he worked as a Career Consultant and for the last 4 years as the Assistant Residents Coordinator for Canterbury Court, a retirement community in Buckhead. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nancy Moore Soper, two daughters, Elizabeth Soper Coffin and Katherine Soper Abrahamson, three grandchildren, Anna, Ethan and Evan, his mother, Margaret MacKenzie Soper, his brother, Bruce Campbell Soper and 12 nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Reverend Soper will be held Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 3:00 PM in the main sanctuary of Roswell Presbyterian Church, 755 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell, GA with a reception to follow. Dr. Lane Alderman officiating. Those wishing may make donations in Reverend Soper's name to the or to the . Alpharetta-SouthCare Funeral Home, Alpharetta, GA 678-735-5500. www.alpharetta-southcare.com
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 12, 2009
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