Bertha a. COOPER

Bertha Arlene Cooper, 88, of Petersburg, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. She was born July 10, 1924, in Albemarle County and was preceded in death by her parents, Richard M. Sr., and Bertha Shackelford Moon; husband, John M. Cooper; four brothers, Richard, Thomas, Stuart, and Robert Moon; two sisters, Dorothy Davis and Blanche Parrott.

Arlene was a member of Gill Grove Baptist Church since 1985, and a member of Dinwiddie Chapter 1296 Women of the Moose.

She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Mawyer of Hickory, N.C.; brother, Billy Moon of Charlottesville; five nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Cremation Service Tuesday. Nov. 13, 2012, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Graveside services will be at Southlawn Memorial Park Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Mausoleum.

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Published in The Progress-Index on Nov. 12, 2012