May 28, 1933 - February 26, 2020
Barbara Jean Adkins Cooper, age 86, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the Center on Aging and Health. A native of Relief, NC, Barbara is a daughter of the late Silas and Ida (Wilson) Adkins. She was of the Pentecostal faith and a member of Erwin Church of God. She enjoyed cooking, quilting and gardening. Barbara made the best fried pies and grew the favorite corn in the community. In addition to her parents, Barbara is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lawrence Cooper; one sister, Ruth Peterson; and brother, Buford Adkins. Barbara Jean Adkins Cooper leaves behind to cherish her memory: Son: Larry Cooper and wife, Kathy; Daughter: Teresa Starnes; Granddaughter: Lauren Starnes; Sister-in-law: Edna Cooper; Several nieces and nephews; Very special friends: Pearl Peterson, Sue Moore. The family would like to offer special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Center on Aging and Health and to Nurse Sherry Masters, for their loving care during this difficult time. The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Barbara Jean Adkins Cooper in a funeral service to be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 29, 2020 in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home. Bishop John Edwards will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 12:00 pm on Saturday, February 29, 2020 and will continue until service time in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home. A graveside committal service will be held in Evergreen Cemetery immediately following the funeral service. Those attending the committal service should meet at Valley Funeral Home by 1:00 pm on Saturday to go in procession. Pallbearers will notified. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Barbara's name to Erwin Church of God, 772 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, TN 37650. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ValleyFuneralHomeErwin. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Barbara Jean Adkins Cooper through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.
Barbara Jean Adkins Cooper, age 86, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the Center on Aging and Health. A native of Relief, NC, Barbara is a daughter of the late Silas and Ida (Wilson) Adkins. She was of the Pentecostal... View Obituary & Service Information
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