BERNIE - Howard Lee Cooper, 70, died Aug. 1, 2004, at the Malden Nursing and Rehab Center.
Born June 29, 1934, at Malden, son of the late Norvel and Aquilla Stocks Cooper, he had been a farmer.
On May 3, 1975, at Malden, he married Catherine Williams who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons, Bruce Cooper of Puxico and Stephen Wayne Williams of Bernie; one daughter, Tammy McCourt of St. Louis; three sisters, Doris Cavin of Jefferson, Wis., Lois Cregg of Eureka and Connie Gist of Pacific; and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one son, Howard Ray Cooper and one brother, Verlon Cooper.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Don Cooper will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.