Ollie Mae Cooper, 95, of St. Paul, Minn., formerly of Texarkana, Ark., died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in a nursing center.

Mrs. Cooper was born Aug. 22, 1917, in McNab, Ark. She was a homemaker and member of Lonoke Baptist Church, Texarkana, Ark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Zenola Cooper Sr.; one son, Charley Cooper; one grandson, Terry Cooper; and one granddaughter, Rachael Thomas-Green.

Survivors include two sons, Zenola Cooper Jr. of Englewood, Calif., and Tony Oral Thomas of Washington, Ark.; two daughters, Leona Tanner of St. Paul and Arlene Thomas of Sanger, Texas; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Lonoke Baptist Church with the Rev. C.K. Yarber officiating. Burial will be in East Memorial Gardens under direction of Lyles Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online registration is at

lylesfuneralhomeinc.com.



Published: 10/05/2012