Mary Pauline Cooper Bennett, 83, of Alderson, WV, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center from multiple medical complications.
She was born on January 8, 1936, in Lawn, WV, and was a daughter of Charles Raymond and Ethel Irene Martin Cooper.
Mary was a beloved homemaker and mother, who enjoyed gardening, flowers, and was known as a seamstress by trade. She was a devout member of the Griffith Creek Baptist Church. She will be remembered for her deep love of family, friends, and neighbors.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Oliver Earl Bennett, who passed away in 2002; and brothers, Herbert Cooper and Harold Cooper.
She is survived by sons, James Earl Bennett (Aleasa) of Talcott, WV, and Charles Ray Bennett (Sue) of Alderson; daughter, Barbara Ellen Bennett and companion Richard Whitwell of California; brother, Howard Cooper of Alderson; sisters, Dorothy Cooper of Alderson and Grace Parker of Dawson, WV; grandchildren, Lori Beth Bennett of Oregon, Aaron Campbell Bennett of Alderson, and David Alexander Whitwell and Kira Nicole Whitwell, both of California; as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are welcome to attend the viewing at the Griffith Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at 11 a.m. with the service immediately following at 1 p.m., with Pastor Audie Sorg and Evangelist Tim Spencer officiating. Interment will follow at the Maude Chapel Cemetery in Dawson.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the Bennett family online at www.lobbanfh.com.
Lobban Funeral Home in Alderson is honored in being entrusted with the arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the November 29, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.