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Alice Mabrey Cooper
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Obituary for Alice Mabrey Cooper

Alice Mabrey Cooper, 88, former resident of Morgan Avenue, widow of Clyde T. Cooper, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Alice was born in Greenwood on August 8, 1929, to the late Ralph T. Mabrey and Fannie Mae Greene Martin and was raised in the home of her grandparents, Ernest and Annie VeRelle Mabrey. Alice grew up in Greenwood and married the love of her life, Clyde Thomas Cooper, at the age of 17. She then went on to work for Greenwood Mills, Matthews Plant, retiring after 38 years.

Alice was a dedicated member of the Aline Barnes Sunday School Class at Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church, and her greatest passion was caring for others, especially her family, spending countless hours fostering the growth of her children, grandchildren and then her great grandchildren. Her favorite thing in the world was to gather family and friends for quality time at her home where so many of them enjoyed her famously delicious cooking.

Surviving is one daughter, Candy C. Tinsley and husband Robert of Greenwood; four grandchildren, Shay Funderburk Twiggs and husband Sammy of Midlothian, VA, Chip Funderburk and wife Katie, Jamison Tinsley and Cooper Tinsley and wife Grace, all of Greenwood; three great-grandchildren, Mabrey Anne and Madison Twiggs and Franklin Clyde Tinsley.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Cooper was predeceased by a daughter, Claudia Cooper Kelley and two brothers, Ted and Bob Mabrey.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating.

Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Chip Funderburk, Jamison Tinsley, Cooper Tinsley, Sammy Twiggs, Scott Witt, Adam Witt, Brian Witt and Tim Thomas.

Honorary escort will be members of the Aline Barnes Sunday School Class along with Alvin Johnson.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 to 2:00 Thursday afternoon.

Memorials may be made to Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church, 509 W. Kirksey Drive, Greenwood, SC 29646 or to the Faith Home, PO Box 39, Greenwood, SC 29648.


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Visitation

Thursday

19

Apr

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1425 Montague Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649

Service

Thursday

19

Apr

2:00 PM
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1425 Montague Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649

Cemetery Details

Location

Greenwood Memorial Gardens

3302 Highway 25 North
Hodges, SC 29653


Memorial Contribution

Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church

509 W. Kirksey Drive
Greenwood, South Carolina 29646

Faith Home

PO Box 39
Greenwood, South Carolina 29648
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