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Frances Little Cooper

November 18, 1926 January 10, 2019
Frances Little Cooper
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Obituary for Frances Little Cooper

Frances Leona Little Cooper, age 92, of Conover passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. Born November 18, 1926 in Iredell County, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Moore and Viola Sells Little. Frances was a member of Highland United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Smith Cooper; sister, Alice Mundy and 3 brothers, Paul, Glenn and Bill Little and Great Grandson, Tyler Buff.

She is survived by:
2 Daughters: Judy Buff and husband Johnny of Newton and Cathy Osborne and husband Marshall of Greensboro

4 Grandchildren: Jeff Buff and wife Jill of Winston Salem, Jonathan Buff and wife Cindy of Waxhaw, Ashley Johnson and husband Scott of Hillsborough and Garrett Osborne and wife Tina of Greensboro

9 Great Grandchildren: Ian, Sarah, Ella and Maddy Buff, Bella Flynt, Joey Johnson, Caleb, Cole and Taylor Osborne

Sister: Betty Huffman and husband Dolan of Hickory

7 Sisters-in-law: Ann Pope, Alice Ann Little, Margaret Laws, Ivory Anderson, Ettie Rae Huffman, Clara Cooper and Grace Dean Cooper

The funeral service will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at the Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton with Chaplain Susan Roddy officiating.

Private burial will be held at Conover City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to: Highland United Methodist Church, 1020 12th St PL NE, Hickory, NC 28601 or Abernethy Laurels, 102 Leonard Ave, Newton, NC 28658.

The family would like to extend special appreciation to the staff in the Friendship Court at Abernethy Laurels for the love and compassionate care they showed mother and our family during her stay there.

Burke Mortuary and Crematory in Newton is serving the Cooper family.

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Previous Events

Receiving of Friends




10:30 AM 1/14/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:15 AM 1/14/2019 11:15:00 AM
Burke Mortuary- Newton

2516 N Main Ave
Newton, NC 28658

Burke Mortuary- Newton
2516 N Main Ave Newton 28658 NC
United States

Funeral Service




11:30 AM 1/14/2019 11:30:00 AM
Burke Mortuary Chapel

2516 N Main Avenue
Newton, NC 28658

Burke Mortuary Chapel
2516 N Main Avenue Newton 28658 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Conover City Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hwy 70 NE
Conover, NC 28613

Hwy 70 NE Conover 28613 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Highland United Methodist Church

1020 12th St PL NE
Hickory, NC 28601

Abernethy Laurels

102 Leonard Ave.
Newton, NC 28658

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