Sunday, December 9, 2012
Besse Brown Cooper was laid to rest in Walton County on Dec. 8, 2012. She died on Dec. 4, 2012, 100 days after her 116th birthday and at the time of her death the oldest living person in the world on record.
Besse Cooper, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother was laid to rest in Walton County on Dec. 8, 2012. Funeral services for the county's most famous resident took place at the Monroe First United Methodist Church. Following the service, Cooper was interred at the New Hope First United Methodist Church. Cooper moved to Walton County in 1917 where she remained for 95 years until her death on Dec. 4, 2012. According to her obituary, she was born Besse Berry Brown in Sullivan County, Tenn. on Aug. 26, 1896. She was the third of eight children. After moving to Georgia in 1917 to teach, she met and married Luther Cooper. The couple were married for 39 years before she was widowed. Cooper is survived by daughters and …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Walton County's, and one of the world's, longest living persons will be laid to rest on Saturday.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Funeral arrangements have been set for Saturday for Besse B. Cooper, Walton County's longest living person and until, her death on Tuesday, the oldest person in the world. According to her family, Cooper died peacefully at 2 p.m. Dec. 4, 2012, at a Monroe nursing home. She was 116 years and 100 days. According to the Meadows Funeral Home website, there will be a visitation for Cooper from 5 - 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Meadows Funeral Home at 760 Highway 11 SE in Monroe. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Monroe First United Methodist. Cooper will be interred at the New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The World's Oldest Woman, Besse Cooper of Monroe, died Tuesday at the age of 116.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
MONROE, Ga. -- The family of the world's oldest woman, Besse Cooper of Monroe, confirmed that she died Tuesday. Cooper turned 116 on Aug. 26, 2012. A bridge on New Hope Church Road in the community of Between was dedicated to her in the summer. Cooper moved to the community in 1917 at the end of World War I. She taught at a little two-room school just up the road from the bridge that now bears her name. Cooper was reported to attribute her longevity to “minding her own business and not eating junk food,” although she also reportedly quipped to her grandson that she thought she should be given a box of chocolates when she first learned she had become the world’s oldest living person. According to Wikipedia, Dina Manfredini, born April 4, …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Walton County resident Besse Brown Cooper turned 116 today. More than a year ago, Cooper became the world's oldest living resident.
Walton County, and the world, have a very special Sweet 116th birthday to celebrate today – that of the world’s oldest living resident. Besse Brown Cooper, was born 116 years ago today in Tennessee. She has lived in Monroe, Ga. since 1917 when she moved to Walton County after the end of World War I to teach in the community of Between. Cooper was first certified the world’s oldest person in January 2011, but had to relinquish the title for a few months when it was discovered that Brazilian-born Maria Gomes Valentin was 48 days older. However, when Valentin died on June 21, 2011, Cooper became the world’s oldest person and she has held that title ever since. In recognition of that distinction, the bridge at New Hope Church Road in Between, …
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Besse Brown Cooper Bridge was dedicated on New Hope Church Road, in the community of Between in Monroe, Ga. on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.
WALTON COUNTY, GA — On Sunday, the world's oldest living person on record will have another birthday. She will be 116 years old. And on Friday, she had a bridge in Walton County named in her honor. The Besse Brown Cooper Bridge was dedicated a little after 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 on New Hope Church Road in the community of Between. Cooper moved to the community in 1917 at the end of World War I. She taught at a little two-room school just up the road from the bridge that now bears her name. Walton County Chairman Kevin Little and several local dignitaries were on hand for the dedication ceremony. Little noted that an event of this magnitude would probably never take place in Walton County again. Cooper is one of only eight people …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
At 2 p.m. on Friday, just two days before her 116th birthday, the bridge on New Hope Church Road in Between will be dedicated and named in honor of Besse Cooper, the oldest person in the world.
At 2 p.m. on Friday, the Bridge on New Hope Church Road in Between will be officially dedicated and named for Besse Cooper. At 116 on Aug. 26, Cooper is the oldest person in the world. The Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony will take place on the bridge. Although Cooper is unlikely to be able to attend the ceremony herself, members of her family will be in attendance to accept the honor on her behalf. Cooper moved to Between in 1917, at the age of 19, to teach. She never left and now lives in a nursing home in Monroe.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
When Monroe's Besse Cooper turns 116 on Aug. 26, there is likely to be a bridge in Between that bears her name.
Monroe is home to the world's oldest living person on record - Besse Cooper. On her next birthday, Cooper will be 116 years old. When she celebrates that major milestone in her life, and in history, Cooper will likely be doing so knowing that the New Hope Road Bridge over the Alcovy River will bear her name. Cooper moved to Between in 1917, at the age of 19, to teach. She never left and now, at the age of 115, lives in a nursing home in Monroe. An effort to have a road or bridge in the local area named after her has resulted in the new bridge over the Alcovy River in Between slated to be named the Besse Cooper Bridge. The Walton County Board of Commissioners voted last week to approve the naming of the bridge after Cooper in honor of her …