Betty Cooper Pinkard, age 89, of Pulaski, died Thursday June 21, 2012 at Highland Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Dublin.
She was born Oct. 24, 1922 in Draper and was the daughter of the late Ida Safewright Cooper and Homer Dewey Cooper.
She was a former employee of Jefferson Mills for over 22 years, was a member of the First Church of The Brethren, and attended Trinity United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Pinkard, and three sisters, Mamie Lawson, Lula Bell Peek, and Beatrice Gallagher.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Saunders and her husband, Nick, of Richmond, and Linda Grantham and her husband, Gale, of Pulaski; a son, John Edwin “Jerry” Pinkard and his wife, Judy, of Charlotte, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Kristi Young and her husband, Richard, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., John Pinkard of Indian Trail, N.C., Susan Saunders of Washington, D.C., Nicholas Saunders and Mercedes of Washington, D.C., Angie Phillips and her husband, Rodney, of Dublin, Todd Grantham and his wife, Paige, of Athens, Ga., Tony Grantham and his wife, Mollie, of Annapolis, Md., along with 10 great-grandchildren. The family also recognizes a very long-time and special friend, Myrtle Sutphin.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Seagle Funeral Home, with the Rev. Judy Yonce officiating. Interment will followed in Thornspring Cemetery.
The family received friends Monday evening, 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Flowers will be appreciated, but those who wish may make memorial contributions in her memory to Joy Ranch or to the charity of ones choice.
The family will receive friends following the funeral on Tuesday at her daughter, Linda and Gale Grantham’s home, 2012 Twin Oaks Ave. in Pulaski. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski, 980-1700.