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Eva Ava (Tanksley) Cooper

January 8, 1930 ~ December 22, 2019 (age 89)


Funeral service for Eva Ava Cooper, age 89, of Decatur, will be Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Cooper and Donnie Luke officiating.  The Family will receive friends on Monday, December 23, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Aldridge Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Cooper, who died Sunday, December 22, 2019, at Summerford Nursing Home, was born January 8, 1930, in Lawrence County, AL to H.C. Tanksley and Molly Higgins. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Franklin Tanksley, Marvin Tanksley, and Hershel Tanksley; one sister, Mable Smith; and one son, Teddy Cooper.

She is survived by three sisters, Jewel Armstrong, of Moulton, Daisy Yeager, and Mary Grey, both of Cullman; two sons, Kenneth Cooper, of Hartselle, and Charles Cooper, of Greenbrier; and two daughters, Molly King, and Amelia Smith, both of Decatur; six grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. 

Mrs. Cooper was a 2002 graduate of the Decatur Police Academy, and attended Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Falkville. 

Pallbearers will be family and friends. 


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December 23, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Shelton Funeral Home
2105 Beltline Road, S.W.
Decatur, Alabama 35601

Funeral Service
December 24, 2019

11:00 AM
Shelton Funeral Home
2105 Beltline Road, S.W.
Decatur, Alabama 35601

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