Funeral Services for Mr. Garey Glenn Cooper, "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2nd Timothy 4:6-7, Saturday, January 5, 2013, 11:00 A.M., St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, Father Dan Melaba, Officiating, Internment, Middle Georgia Memory Gardens, "Hutchings Service"

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APPRECIATION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
No one knows pain except one who has been afflicted by it. No one knows sorrowlest he has been caused to grieve by it. And there is no heart that can bear grievances without the warmness shown to it by friends.
The family ofthe late, Mr. Garey Glenn Cooper acknowledges with deep gratitude all kindness extended during the passing of our loved one. May God bless each of you.
We, the family, would like to give special thanks to the staff of Laurel Baye Health Care Center, St. Peter Claver Catholic Church and Hutchings Funeral Home, Inc. for the many and special selfless acts ofkindness shown during our time of grief.

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Father Dan Melaba, Officiating

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OBITUARY
Garey Glenn Cooper was born May 26, 1942 in Bibb County, Georgia the second of five children born to the parentage ofthe late, Curtis LaGoode Cooper, Jr., and Vivian Ware Cooper.
He attended Green Street Elementary School, Peter G. Appling High School, and Fort Valley State College, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree. Garey was a devoted member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church. As a lover of sacred music, he was pianist/organist for Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Saint Peter Claver Catholic Church, and the Washington Avenue Presbyterian Church.
. He was an educator in the Bibb County School System for over forty years, where he taught French and Spanish at Peter G. Appling and Southwest High Schools. He always set high standards and earned the respect of students and staff.
He is survived by two brothers, Curtis L. (Bettye) Cooper, III of Macon and William N. (Velma) Cooper of Atlanta; two sisters, Sandra C. Moffitt of Atlanta and Vivian Cooper (Joseph) Holmes of Macon; and a host of relatives and friends.
To his family, students, and friends, Garey was loyal, very thoughtful, and a Good Samaritan who always tried to help others. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and cherished him.

ORDER OF CELEBRATION
RITE OF ENTRANCE
Blessing of the Body Placement of Pall on the Casket
PROCESSIONAL Entrance Hymn: .................................................................."How Great Thou Art''
OPENING PRAYER
LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading: Isaiah 25 :6-7-9...............................................Curtis Cooper Responsorial Psalm "Shepherd Me 0 God"
Second Reading: Romans 6:3-4, 8-9................................. .Chiquita Howard
Gospel Reading...........................................................Deacon Dave Hayden HOMILY
Father Dan Melaba Prayers of the Faithful............................................................. Bettye Cooper
OFFERTORY Offertory Hymn................................................................."Amazing Grace" Presentation ofGifts...............................................................Vivian Holmes
Sandra Marie Moffett EUCHARISTIC PRAYER Holy, Holy- Memorial Acclamation- Great Amen
COMMUNION RITE Our Father- Sign of Peace - Lamb of God
COMMUNION SONG "Taste and See"
CONCLUDING RITE RECESSION
"0 God our Help in Ages Past"

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