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“She was my Sunday school teacher and always so gentle and sweet... When we memorized the books of the Bible she would make us something special and...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Wanda Foshee Smith - Searcy, AR

“A life well lived, but it's never easy to let go. My prayers for your family at this time. Marcia (Cohen) ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Marcia Chapman - Friend

“I'm sorry I couldn't make it to the funeral!! God bless all the family and friends at this time!! ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Carolyn Hughes - Griffithville, AR

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4 of 12 | Posted by: barby Smith

“Terri, I'm so sorry for your loss. May you be blessed with memories during these difficult days. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Gwen E. Anderson - Searcy, AR

“I am very sorry for your loss. I love you all dearly. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Connie Hollis Dixon - Hampton, AR

“I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing, remembering the few times I got to spend time on Sunday afternoons with Marilyn. Those were good...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Edith Self Kitts-Seger - Conway,, AR

“Phyllis it is so true we are never but how wonderful to have had 96 years. No doubt a very full life and leaving a legacy of a mother's love. She...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Billie Pennington - Little Rock, AR

“I can't even think of the proper words to describe such a beautiful lady. Heaven has gained one of earths finest. May God richly bless all the family...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Charlie Prince - Bulls Gap, TN

“Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember spending the night at your house and you spending the night with me many times. We both had...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Jerlene Jones - Mabelvale, AR

“So glad that I could call Mrs Cooper a friend.She was always smiling and Happy.serving the LORD.Iam sure the FATHER welcomed her home with open arms...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Dennis and Carolyn Hughes - AR

“I am deeply saddened on hearing the news of Mrs. Johnnie Belle's passing. I have very fond memories of my time working with her at Griffithville. I...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Freda Markum Henson - Bradyville, TN


Johnnie Belle Corder Cooper, age 96, passed away Sunday, December 13th, 2015. She was born June 24, 1919, to John Elisha and Annie Belle Barnett Corder, in Johnson Chapel near Des Arc. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chestine W. Cooper; one daughter, Kay Hopper; four brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by three daughters; and four sons-in-law; Phyllis (Charles) Van Winkle of Rose Bud; Marilyn (Garry) Neal of Griffithville; Terri (Eddie) Parsons of Searcy; (Bob Hopper) of Cabot; one foster daughter, Edna (Tommy) Gunn of Malvern; 12 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren; and one unborn great great grandson.

She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ, former homemaker, former teacher's aide at Griffithville School and Dorm Director for Harding University.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 15 from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home in Searcy. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 16, at 11 A.M. at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Dogwood Cemetery in Griffithville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Griffithville Church of Christ mission fund.

All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.
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