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Retha Cooper (8-1-18) service 8-9-18

Retha Mae Cooper, 79, of Tulare, California, formerly of Crump, died on Wednesday, Aug. 1, in Memphis.
She was born in Dell, Arkansas, the daughter of the late James Alan Stout and Lucille Vess Pilgrim. She was united in marriage to Loye Calvin Starkey, who preceded her in death. Later Retha married James Franklin Cooper, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Cooper was a cafeteria worker for three years for the Osceola, Arkansas school system.
She is survived by her children, Elaine Kuper of Tulare, California, James C. Starkey of Savannah, Charley M. Starkey of Crump and Scott Wayne Starkey of Reagan, Tennessee; one stepdaughter, Carolyn Brown of Mississippi; 13 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and two husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, Neely Joe Starkey; a sister, Janet Kilpatrick; and a granddaughter.
Services were held on Thursday, Aug. 9, at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville with David Weatherford officiating. Burial followed in Adamsville Cemetery.