Ethel Littlepage Cooper

Published 11:38 am Monday, July 21, 2014

Ethel Littlepage Cooper, of Demopolis and Marion, passed away on Thursday, July 17.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 25 at 11 a.m. at Old Spring Hill Methodist Church Cemetery in Marengo County with Kirk Funeral Homes Demopolis Chapel directing.

She was born Oct. 15, 1916, to Dr. Thomas Mellon Littlepage and Sadie Keener Littlepage in Mt. Sterling, Ala., where she lived until entering college in Livingston.

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During World War II, she worked for the Department of the Navy in the Panama Canal Zone. When the war ended, she returned to Demopolis and married her longtime beau, William Benjamin Cooper, on Dec. 15, 1946.

She was a proud and loyal lifelong Methodist. She was a devoted wife and mother and a wise businesswoman who was open-minded, tolerant and unswervingly kind. She enjoyed traveling extensively with her daughters, spending summers in Highlands, N.C., and attending chamber music concerts. Her biggest joy came from being with her three grandsons.

Ethel is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 40 years; sister; and six brothers.

She will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Agnes Cooper (William) Robinson of Chestertown, Md., and Jenny Cooper (Charles) Holmes of Marion; three grandsons, William (Mary Quitman) Holmes of Greensboro, Webb (Marietta) Holmes, and Cooper (O’Neal) Holmes of Marion; five great-grandchildren: Louise Holmes, Lawson Holmes, Marietta Holmes, Elizabeth Holmes and Mary Coleman Chandler; two brothers, Epp Littlepage of Butler and J.K. Littlepage of Mt. Sterling; 14 nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be William Robinson, Charles Holmes, William Holmes, Webb Holmes and Cooper Holmes.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Old Spring Hill Methodist Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Jan Baty, 1751 Winsor Drive, Gallion, Alabama 36742.