Sarah Jane Hill Cooper, age 95, passed away peacefully with her family in attendance on July 28, 2019. Sarah was born on February 19, 1924 in Little Rock, Ark., the daughter of D. B. Hill Sr. and Anna Wayland Hill. She was a graduate of Central High School in Little Rock and later attended the Hockaday School for Girls in Dallas. Sarah attended the University of Texas in Austin where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She was a Methodist and was a Life Member of the Jonesboro Junior Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Hill Sr.; brother, D. B. Hill Jr.; sister, Mary Ann Mott, all of Little Rock and daughter-in-law, Dora Rose Cooper of Loudon, Tenn. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Dr. Edward M. Cooper; three sons, Edward M. Cooper Jr., Daniel Wayland Cooper and John Wesley Cooper; seven grandchildren: Edward M. Cooper III, Wesley Daniel Cooper, Bryan Hill Cooper and wife, Sandra, Daniel Wayland Cooper Jr., Andrew Oliver Cooper, Sarah Elizabeth Cooper and Wesley Ann Cooper; two great-grandchildren, Sarah Wesley Cooper and Saddler Hill Cooper; brother, Charles Wayland Hill and wife, Annis of Little Rock, AR; several nieces and nephews. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother "Mimi" and great-grandmother. Sarah followed her husband without complaint after their marriage while he was in medical school to St. Louis for his internship, Temple, Texas for residency, Wichita Falls, Texas for two years of service in the Air Force during the Korean War and found the love of her life when her husband chose Jonesboro, Arkansas to start his medical practice. Although she and her husband later lived in Bella Vista, Arkansas, Houston, Texas, Harligen, Texas and Tellico Village, Tennessee. She considered Jonesboro her home where she raised her three children. Sarah, like her older sister, had the misfortune to contract Alzheimer's Disease. Following Sarah's wishes she was cremated with a memorial service to be held at a later date. Her family would like to express its appreciation for the dedicated and caring staff and Hospice at The Lantern in Lenoir City, Tennessee. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City, Tennessee is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com.
Published July 31, 2019