By: Paul AdkinsSports Editor
November 27, 2012
ST. ALBANS, W.Va. — Mattie “Mary” E. Cooper, 90, a native of Saint Albans, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston following a long illness.
She was a member of the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Saint Albans. Mrs. Cooper resided for many years in Logan County where she was active in numerous community, civic, and charity groups.
She was the daughter of Gordon Deever Davis and Mattie Eunice Donohoe Davis of Alum Creek in Kanawha County, and the granddaughter of Cecil Davis of Elkins and Ida Bell Hacker Davis of Weston. She was a member of the Hacker’s Creek Pioneer Descendants. In addition to her parents and grandparents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Eugene A. Cooper, owner/operator of Holden Hospital in Logan County. Dr. and Mrs. Cooper were the organizing members of the Sports Car Club of West Virginia. Mrs. Cooper later worked with the West Virginia Dept. of Highways in Charleston until her retirement in 1984.
Survivors include two daughters, Gina Cooper Griffith of Saint Albans, and Gail Cooper of Chicago; two granddaughters, Mary Elizabeth Griffith of Seward, Ark., and Emily Alan Griffith of Morgantown.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 30, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Saint Albans with Rev. Ann Lovejoy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at the Buffalo Memorial Park at Buffalo. Mrs. Cooper will be laid to rest in what was once a pasture belonging to her grandfather, where she often played as a child.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Condolences may be left at www.raynesfuneralhome.com
Raynes Funeral Home, 2117 Buffalo Road, Buffalo, is in charge of arrangements.