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Johnnie Belle (Corder) Cooper

Johnnie Belle Corder Cooper, age 96, passed away Sunday, December 13th, 2015. She was born June 24, 1919, to John Elisha and Annie Belle Barnett Corder, in Johnson Chapel near Des Arc. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chestine W. Cooper; one daughter, Kay Hopper; four brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by three daughters; and four sons-in-law; Phyllis (Charles) Van Winkle of Rose Bud; Marilyn (Garry) Neal of Griffithville; Terri (Eddie) Parsons of Searcy; (Bob Hopper) of Cabot; one foster daughter, Edna (Tommy) Gunn of Malvern; 12 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren; and one unborn great great grandson.

She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ, former homemaker, former teacher's aide at Griffithville School and Dorm Director for Harding University.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 15 from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home in Searcy. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 16, at 11 A.M. at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Dogwood Cemetery in Griffithville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Griffithville Church of Christ mission fund.

All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.
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  • Visitation

    December 15, 2015
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    December 16, 2015
    11:00 AM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300


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Guestbook

She was my Sunday school teacher and always so gentle and sweet... When we memorized the books of the Bible she would make us something special and we would get to share and eat it after class... Her house was always open and I was blessed to spend many nights there even after Terri had left to go to college, Connie and I would still go stay just with her.... She will always have a place in my heart... I know she's in Heaven but it's still sad that she's gone... Love you Ms Johnnie Belle

Posted by Wanda Foshee Smith - Searcy, AR   December 24, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A life well lived, but it's never easy to let go. My prayers for your family at this time. Marcia (Cohen)

Posted by Marcia Chapman - Friend   December 16, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I'm sorry I couldn't make it to the funeral!! God bless all the family and friends at this time!!

Posted by Carolyn Hughes - Griffithville, AR - Friend   December 16, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Posted by barby Smith    December 16, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Terri, I'm so sorry for your loss. May you be blessed with memories during these difficult days.

Posted by Gwen E. Anderson - Searcy, AR - Co-worker   December 16, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am very sorry for your loss. I love you all dearly.

Posted by Connie Hollis Dixon - Hampton, AR - friend   December 15, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing, remembering the few times I got to spend time on Sunday afternoons with Marilyn. Those were good memories.. she was a good person.... I am sure her sweet voice is blending in with all the angels singing to God now. Love to the three of you and God Bless.. Edith

Posted by Edith Self Kitts-Seger - Conway,, AR - To the family of Johnnie Belle,   December 15, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Phyllis it is so true we are never but how wonderful to have had 96 years. No doubt a very full life and leaving a legacy of a mother's love. She was a beautiful woman in many ways.

Posted by Billie Pennington - Little Rock, AR - childhood friend of Phyllis   December 15, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I can't even think of the proper words to describe such a beautiful lady. Heaven has gained one of earths finest. May God richly bless all the family with fond memories, and bring comfort in this time of sadness. God Bless you all.

Posted by Charlie Prince - Bulls Gap, TN - Friend   December 14, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember spending the night at your house and you spending the night with me many times. We both had wonderful mothers. My mother went to be with the Lord Halloween of 99' at age 86. Looks like you got to enjoy your mother so much longer. Bless you and your family. Love to all.

Posted by Jerlene Jones - Mabelvale, AR - friend   December 14, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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