Cooper Machine Mourns the Loss of Mary Ruth Brown Cooper


We all lost a very special person Saturday. Hot, as her grandchildren lovingly called her, worked hard along side her husband Billy to start Cooper Machine in 1965. We will always remember their hard work and sacrifices to make Cooper Machine succesful.


Mrs. Mary Ruth Brown Cooper died February 9th at Marshall Pines Assisted Living in Evans, Georgia. Mrs. Cooper was born in Emanuel County, daughter of the late Harley Daniel Brown and Ruth Beasley Brown. Mrs. Cooper was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Billy Cooper, and her siblings. She was a graduate of Swainsboro High School and had attended Abraham Baldwin College in Tifton, Georgia. She and her husband Billy owned and operated Cooper Machine Company for many years. Mary Ruth was a member of Wadley Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Cooper will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 P.M. at the Wadley Baptist Church with Reverend Tom Harrison and Reverend Gene McCoy officiating. Interment will follow in the Wadley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Mark Workman, Matthew McKamey, David Cooper, Daniel Cooper, Andrew Cooper, and Jeremiah Byrd. The Family will receive friends Tuesday evening at Wadley Baptist Church between the hours of 6-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wadley Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society in memory of Mary Ruth.