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Mrs. Betty Ann Elrod Cooper

March 13, 1946 ~ August 17, 2017 (age 71)

The Piano Brothers

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Ann Elrod Cooper, age 71 of Gainesville, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, August 17, 2017.  Mrs. Cooper was born in Gainesville, Georgia a daughter of the late Rando and Ruth Sorrow Elrod.  Mrs. Cooper was a graduate of the University of Georgia, having obtained an Education Degree and Reading Specialist Degree and also obtained a Master Degree from Brenau University.  Mrs. Cooper was a member of New Holland Baptist Church, the Jackson County Retired Teachers Association and was retired from the Jackson County School System.


Survivors include her husband of fifty-one years, Edward “Ed” Larry Cooper of Gainesville.  Daughter, Jennifer Kelly Grizzle and her husband Kimbro of Gainesville.  Two sons, Jody Edward Cooper of Gainesville, and James Eric Cooper and his wife Helen of Cary, North Carolina.  Three sisters, Virginia Collins of Hampton, Janet English of Dudley, and Kay Sutton of Gainesville.  Three brothers, Douglas Elrod of Gainesville, Nelson Elrod of Gainesville, and William Elrod of Jefferson.  Six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 19, 2017 from the New Holland Baptist Church with Reverend Mike Taylor and Reverend Mark Russell officiating with burial to follow in the Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.  Gentlemen honored as pallbearers are Terry Collins, Shane English, Lamar, Chris, Matt, and Michael Elrod, Jeff Sutton, Tracey, Mark, and Clay Satterfield and Jonathan Cooper.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home 4 – 9 P.M. Friday, August 18, 2017 and at the Church 12 – 2 P.M. Saturday, August 19, 2017 prior to the service.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Betty Elrod Cooper to New Holland Baptist Church Building Fund, 7 Quarry Street, Gainesville, Georgia  30501.


Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.

Online condolences at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

 Service Information

August 18, 2017

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Evans Funeral Home
1350 Winder Highway
Jefferson, GA 30549

Lie in State
August 19, 2017

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
New Holland Baptist Church
7 Quarry Street
Gainesville, GA 30501

Funeral Service
August 19, 2017

2:00 PM
New Holland Baptist Church
7 Quarry Street
Gainesville, GA 30501

Interment following funeral service
August 19, 2017

Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
1116 Mountain Creek Church Road
Penegrass, GA 30567

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