Branch U. S. Marines
Buried: Brownsville Height Cemetery,
As originally published on Wednesday,
January 21, 2004.
Mr. Jerry Elsworth Cooper, 73, of 903 East C
Street, Brunswick, died Monday, Jan. 19 at Frederick
He was the husband of the late Mabel Chaney Cooper.
Born Feb. 24, 1930, in Knoxville, he was a son of the
late William I. Cooper and Mabel Darr Cooper.
He was a retired carman with the B&O Railroad at
Brunswick with 44 years of service. He was a member of
the New York Hill United Methodist Church at Brunswick
and a 50-year member of Brunswick Lodge 191, A.F.&A.M.
He was a graduate of Brunswick High School.
Mr. Cooper was a veteran of the Korean War serving in
the U.S. Marine Corps.
Survivors include, a daughter, Lora F. Shores and
husband Randy of Knoxville; a son, Greg M. Cooper of
Brunswick; three sisters, Helen L. Weaver of Walnut
Cove, N.C., Alice M. Oakes of Rohrersville, and
Delores M. Caufman of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; one
brother, Jackie L. Cooper of Knoxville; two
grandchildren, Pvt. David Shores and wife Kim of Fort
Hood, Texas, and Dawn Shores of Knoxville; and twin
great-grandsons, Austin and Tyler Shores.
Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in
death by one sister, Dora Jane Coyle.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 23 11
a.m., at Brownsville Heights Cemetery, Brownsville,
where the Rev. Noni Sigler and the Rev. Clark D. Carr
Interment will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at John T. Williams
Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, on
Thursday, Jan. 22 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A
Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted at the
funeral home on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to New York Hill
United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Brunswick, Md.
Pallbearers will be Tom Sigler, Bob Oakes, Leonard
Brooks, Joe Gordon, Harold Webber and John Nelson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Herman "Nook" Deener and