Obituaries for Dec. 11

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Queen Mitchum, age 65, of Andrews, S.C.

Estelle Walker, age 76, of Hemingway, S.C.


Donald Cooper

Donald Nelson Cooper, age 62, husband of Laura Ripka Cooper, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at his home in Florence.

Born on August 2, 1951, in Georgetown, he was a son of the late Ernest Jenkins Cooper and the late Ida Mae Trimnel Driggers.

Mr. Cooper was a US Marine veteran and a member of the Pawleys/Georgetown Moose Lodge 2628. He enjoyed fishing, working in the yard, cooking and spending time with his daughter Lexis.

Survivors include his wife of Florence; three children, Kathy Miles of Socastee, Derrick Cooper (Ashley) of Florence and Lexis Cooper of Florence; four grandchildren, Sydney Watkins, Melody Watkins, Kelsi Cooper, Derrick N. Cooper Jr.; one sister, Frances Cooper Shelley of Pawleys Island; six brothers, Jimmy Cooper (Mattie) of Georgetown, Wyndell Cooper of Georgetown, Bobby Cooper (Lynette) of Andrews, Mike Cooper of Manning and Tony Cooper of Manning; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Tommy Cooper; and two sisters, Marlene Driggers and Hona Parsons.

A memorial service was held on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at Calvary Free Will Baptist Church.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Lisa Townsend

Lisa Marie Townsend, age 39, of Griffin, Ga. passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 from injuries she received in an automobile accident.

Lisa Marie was born in Riverdale, Ga. on Oct. 9, 1974.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris Ann Ward Jacobs. She was employed by Sears and a member of Wildwood Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Keri Marie Townsend, Krista Michelle Townsend and Kandace Brooke Townsend; father and step-mother, Bobby Jacobs Sr. and Sheryl Jacobs; sisters, Lori Ann Jacobs and Jodi Evirae Jacobs; brother, Bobby Jacobs Jr.; grandmother, Verdia Alethea Jacobs; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousin.

Visitation was held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home in Griffin, Ga.

Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home.

Rev. Ralph Simmons officiated.

Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, GA was in charge of the arrangements (www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com).

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