William “”Bill”” Edward Cooper, 74, son of Otto Benton Cooper and Lou Lora Jones Cooper, was born Aug. 9, 1930, in Shannon County. He died Jan. 3, 2005, at his home at Steelville.He married Bonnie Ilene Sanders Dec. 29, 1948. They had three children and recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary.Mr. Cooper was an elder of the Trinity church at Leasburg. He loved horses and enjoyed riding and showing for himself and his son and keeping up with his grandchildren and his grandson’s basketball games.He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Delores Cooper Lawson and Geneva Mae Cooper Neal.Surviving are his wife of the home; three children, Ronald Leon Cooper of Elkins, Ark., Donna Mae Kenagy of Cuba, Mo., and William Edward Cooper Jr. of Pea Ridge, Ark.; four brothers, Lee Cooper, Calvin Cooper, Norman Cooper and Kenneth Cooper; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Services were Jan. 6 at the Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with the Rev. Arthur “”Bud”” Younger officiating. Burial was in the New Eminence Cemetery at Eminence. “

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