Betty Cooper

Ware Shoals - Betty Faye Ezell Cooper, 87, of Ware Shoals, widow of Carroll D. “Mustard” Cooper, died Saturday at Laurens County Memorial Hospital

Born in Ware Shoals, she was a daughter of the late Otto J. and Nellie Davenport Ezell. She was a homemaker most of her adult life and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed painting, crocheting, gardening, bird watching and was a devoted student of the Bible.

Surviving are one daughter, Faye C. Branyon and husband Dan of Ware Shoals; two sons, Allen D. Cooper and wife Kristy and A. Vance Cooper and wife Jane, both of Ware Shoals; brother, Jones H. “Butch” Ezell and wife Linda of Ware Shoals; sister Sandy Holbrooks of Missouri; 12 grandchildren, Audrey Bishop (Jason) of Ware Shoals, Paige Maddox (Wade) of Ludiwici, GA, Josh Cooper (Ashley) of Anderson, Jennifer Alewine (Brad) of Hickory Tavern, Cal Branyon (Nicole) of Greenwood, Betty Ann McCullough (Travis) of Belton, Amy Cooper (Justin) of Napa Valley, CA, Andrew Cooper and Haley Cooper of Ware Shoals, Emily Murrah (Brandy) of Pumpkintown, Carla Cooper and Kelsi Cooper of Jonesville; 18 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son, Wayne Cooper of Jonesville; a daughter, Robin C. Hodges of Ware Shoals; a sister, Ann Ezell of Mauldin; a brother, Kenneth Ezell of Mt. Pleasant.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with Dr. Loyd Melton and Dr. Marcus Bishop officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Parker-White Funeral Home. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Josh Cooper, Cal Branyon, Andrew Cooper, John Cooper, Dan Branyon and Jason Bishop.

The family will be at the home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Callie Golden Fund, PO Box 6254, High Point, NC 27261, or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. Online condolences may be made at

Service Details

  • Date: Tuesday, May 9,2017
  • Time: 2 P.M.
  • Place: Poplar Springs Baptist Church
  • Cemetery: Church Cemetery
  • Visitation: 6 - 8 P.M. Monday, May 8, 2017 at Parker-White Funeral Home
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