Catherine Coopwood

Wednesday, July 17, 2002

WILSON CITY, Mo. -- Catherine Coopwood, 73, of Wilson City died Friday, July 12, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo.

She was born May 7, 1929, in Lenox, Ky., daughter of John and Willie Perry. She married Alfreda Coopwood, who preceded her in death.

Coopwood had lived in Missouri since the early 1950s. She was a member of Holly Grove Baptist Church in Wyatt, Mo., sang in the choir, and was a member of the Mother Board.

Survivors include a son, Ray Robinson of Mound City, Ill.; four daughters, Armentha Coopwood and Twala Blackmon of Benton Harbor, Mich., Alfredia Farr of Milwaukee, Wis., Sylvia Coopwood of Charleston, Mo.; a sister, Rudell Howlin; a brother, Otis Perry of Kalamazoo, Mich.; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Friends may call at Holly Grove Church after 11 a.m. Friday.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. T.R. Tyus officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at Charleston.

Sparks Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements.