Julius Arthur Cooper

Published 12:01 am Sunday, August 25, 2013

Julius Arthur Cooper

Oct. 28, 1924 – Aug. 24, 2013

Mr. Julius Arthur Cooper, age 88, a resident of 364 Mill St. Belhaven, died Saturday Aug. 24, 2013, at his home.

A graveside funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Davis Cemetery in the Pungo Community of Pantego. The service will be officiated by Bob Beltz and Kent Gurganus. Mr. Cooper’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at West Belhaven Church of Christ and other times at the home.

Mr. Cooper was born in Beaufort County on Oct. 28, 1924, son of the late Rumulus Elijah Cooper and the late Livvie Liverman Cooper. He was a graduate of Pantego High School. On Oct. 30, 1946, he married the former Thelma Gray Cox who survives. Mr. Cooper was owner and operator of Thel’s Shop of Belhaven. He was a member of West Belhaven Church of Christ and was very active in his church where he was a Sunday school teacher, Deacon and Elder his entire adult life.

Surviving along with Mr. Cooper’s wife Thelma of the home are three daughters: Diane Marslender and husband Marshall, Gail Davis and Debbie Steadman and husband Timothy all of Belhaven; six sons: Gerry Cooper of Belhaven, Terry Cooper and wife Pat of Belhaven, Vann Cooper and wife Debbie of Washington, Glenn Cooper of Belhaven, Mark Cooper of Belhaven and Reid Cooper and wife Jenna of Belhaven; a sister Dorothy C. Rose of Pantego; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mr. Cooper was predeceased by a son-in-law Larry D. Davis Sr. and a brother, Roswell Cooper.

Flowers are appreciated and the family kindly asks for any memorial contributions to be made to West Belhaven Church of Christ, 1080 West Main Street Belhaven, NC 27810.

Online condolences may be offered by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Cooper family.