Obituaries for Sat., Aug. 7, 2010

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 7, 2010

Allen Gordon Cooper

Mr. Allen Gordon Cooper, 85, of Loango, died Fri., Aug. 6, 2010, in the Andalusia Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Mon., Aug. 9, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Foreman Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Lane Cooper of Loango, his son, Jerry Wayne Cooper and a brother, W. C. Cooper of Vermilion, Ohio.

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Gladys Bennett, 93, died on Fri., July 30, 2010, in Atlanta.

Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church, Talladega, today, Sat., August 7, at 10 a.m., with Usrey Funeral Home directing.

Gladys was born in Mercersburg, Pa., and grew up in northern Iowa. After high school, she attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, where she met and married Clarence Bennett.

From 1942 until 1979, the Rev. and Mrs. Bennett served Alabama Baptist Churches in Baldwin County, Irondale, Hartford, Andalusia, Lincoln and Wilsonville. After her children completed college, Gladys returned to college and graduated from Jacksonville State University in 1974. She taught for more than 15 years in Andalusia and Talladega County elementary schools.

After retiring, the Rev. and Mrs. Bennett lived in the Eureka Community on Lake Logan Martin for 20 years. They moved to Atlanta in 1998. Gladys had a lifelong love of cooking, gardening and travel.

She is survived by three daughters, Judith Ann Donaldson of Marietta, Ga. and Kinston, Ala., Karen Bennett of Ancram, N.Y., and Nancy Bennett of Arlington, Va.; two sons-in-law, Harvey Donaldson and Fred Jones; four grandchildren, Heather O’Donnell of Doylestown, Pa., Maury Donaldson of Basel, Switzerland, Dr. Kate Bennett Komis of Arlington, Va., and Clare Jones Rosenberger of Alexandria, Va.; five great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Richard, Don, Jim and Larry Ott, all of whom reside in Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Clarence; a son-in-law, Paul Dominguez; her parents, Roy and Easter Ott; brothers, Homer, Malcolm and Harold and sisters, Eunice, Grace, Mary, Evelyn, Lois and Ila.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gladys’ name to Presbyterian Village, 2000 East-West Connector, Austell, GA 30106.