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Feb. 21, 1925-Jan. 26, 2006

WILSON -- The funeral for Willard Melvin Cooper, 80, will be held today at 2 p.m. at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Bishop Robert Gorham will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.

Mr. Cooper was a native of Wayne County. His parents were the late James and Alberta Artis Cooper. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and was retired from the New York City Transit Authority.

He is survived by one brother, George Cooper of Wilson; and two sisters, Marilyn Kent of Goldsboro and Lillie C. Cooper of Wilson.

Hamilton Funeral Chapel in Wilson is serving the family.

Published in Obituaries on January 31, 2006 2:10 PM