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Updated: 08/06/2014 08:00:08AM

Nell Cooper Williams

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Nell Cooper Williams, 94, died July 18, 2014, at her residence in Somerville, Ala.

She was the daughter of Rueben DeLloyd Cooper and Minnie Pratt Cooper of the Liberty Community, Pickens County, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George Preston Williams; three brothers, Wilford Cooper, Winfield Cooper and Waymon Cooper; and five sisters, Juanita Atkins, Winnie Shelton, Willetta Elmore, Marguerite Simpson and Frances Waites.

She is survived by her son, Gary Donald Williams, daughter-in-law, Delean Mobley Williams; and numerous nieces and nephews with whom she shared a special bond of love and friendship.

Mrs. Williams was a graduate of Livingston State Teachers College, Livingston, Ala., (now The University of West Alabama) and taught young children for a total of 38 years. During those years she served at Spring Hill Community School, Lamar County, Ala.; Millport Elementary, Millport, Ala.; Riverside Elementary, Fort Meade; and East Elementary, Cullman, Ala.

She was an avid reader, having read over 2,500 books in the last few years. She frequented the Somerville and Priceville libraries often. She also loved to cross-stitch and was very good at it.

She was a faithful, dedicated and supportive member of Seventh Street Baptist Church in Cullman, Ala., where she had many dear friends and neighbors. Special thanks to hospice nurse Jewel Ann Mills, hospice aide Dana Sullivan, hospice chaplain Harold D. Fanning and sitters Jean Waddell and Wanda Harvell.

Visitation was July 20, 2014, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at Moss Service Funeral Home in Cullman, Ala., with service immediately following.

Brother Eric Martin, pastor at Seventh Street Baptist Church, Cullman, Ala., officiated with burial in Cullman City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Larry Atkins, Jimmy Elmore, Jerry Elmore, Paul Simpson, Glyien Williams, Hal Williams, J. A. Williams and Paul Williams.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made in her name to either Seventh Street Baptist Church, 708 7th St. SW, Cullman, AL 35055; or Hospice & Home Health Fund of Alabama, 2400 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover, AL 35244.

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