Catherine McGinnis Cooper



Catherine McGinnis Cooper, age 82, died January 2, 2018 at White Oak Manor of Rutherfordton where she was a resident. A native of Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late James Adam McGinnis and Jessie Mae Henson McGinnis and widow of the late John Harrill Cooper. She was the executive secretary for Mastercraft Corporation, a graduate of Cool Springs High School where she was voted most athletic her senior year and excelled in basketball, and was also a member of Liberty Baptist Church. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, John Mark Cooper.

Survivors include her sons, Keith Cooper of Forest City, NC and Scott Cooper of Mooresville, NC; a daughter, Pam Wilkins of Haw River, NC; a brother, Ken McGinnis of Bostic, NC; sisters, Carolyn Harrill of Forest City, NC, Joyce Heavner of Shelby, NC, Judy Webb and Rita Dodson, both of Ellenboro; twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 3 pm Thursday, January 4th in the Padgett & King chapel. Interment will follow in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:45 Thursday prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Dee Pryor Mission Fund c/o Liberty Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1000, Ellenboro, NC 28040.