Thursday, April 30, 2009

Faye W. (Thomas) Cooper, 96, went to be with her Lord on April 19, 2009. She was born in Barry County, Missouri near what is now Roaring River State Park on August 8, 1912.

Faye was preceded in death by her husband, Howard J. Cooper and two of her sons, Robert Irl Martin and Jon Richard Martin. She is survived by: a son, Carl W. Martin, Jr., of Gravette, Arkansas; a granddaughter, Toni Martin, of Purcell, Oklahoma; five grandsons, Kirk Martin, of Weatherford, Texas, Greg Martin and Brad Martin, both of Tracy, California, Marty Martin, of Olive Branch, Mississippi, and Robby Martin, of Long Pond, Pennsylvania; and eight great-grandchildren.

Faye was blessed in her life with good health to the end and lived each day to its fullest. She traveled the world and was an avid golfer into her 80's but her most treasured time was spent with her family.

She was laid to rest next to her mother, Croshie Bell Thomas and father, Eugene Thomas, in Corinth Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri, on April 24, 2009. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Paid