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MOULTRIE, Ga. -- Betty Geraldine Phillips Cooper Smith, 77, of Moultrie, Ga., died Monday, December 26, 2016 at Agape Health and Rehabilitation in Moultrie.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday December 29, 2016 at Cobb Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ricky McLaughlin officiating. Interment will follow in Rose of Sharon Cemetery.
Casketbearers will be Gene Cooper, Johnathan Cooper, Justin Cooper, Eddie Gay, Joe Mashburn, Adam Cooper, Daniel Cooper and Todd Burnham. Andy Burnham and Jacob Cooper will serve as honorary casketbearers.
Born July 18, 1938 in Quitman, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Robert Steven Phillips and Ruby Walker Phillips Hortman. She retired from Colquitt Regional Medical Center as a pharmacy tech.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Lonnie Cooper, and husband Charles Smith; and her brother, Bob Phillips.
Survivors include six children, Terry Cooper and wife Peggy, Judy Cooper Bales, Patricia Cooper Gay and husband Frankie, Steve Cooper, Rusty Cooper and wife Wanda all of Moultrie, Ga., and Betty Jo Cooper Puckett and husband James of Nashville, Ga.; fifteen grandchildren, Gene Cooper, Cindy Cooper, Joe Mashburn, April Mashburn, Eddie Gay, Valerie Farmer, Brian Gay, Johnathan Cooper, Justin Cooper, Adam Cooper, Jacob Cooper, Daniel Cooper, Andy Burnham, Todd Burnham and Chelsea Burnham; nineteen great-grandchildren, Evan Hurley, Madison Merritt, Jessica Parker, Nichole Waldroup, Jessica Mashburn, Jackson Mashburn, Dylan Gay, Matthew Farmer, Natalie Farmer, Trinity Gay, Gavin Cooper, Aiden Cooper, Eli Cooper, Rebecca Cooper, Trent Cooper, Austin Cooper, Layla Redfern, Haley Redfern and Jessie Cooper; sister, Janice Palmer Burton of Birmingham, Ala.; and sister-in-law, Rhounnell Phillips.
The family will receive friends from 6:00PM - 8:00PM Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Cobb Funeral Chapel.
Cobb Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.cobbfuneralchapel.com.
Published on December 26, 2016
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