Born 7-27-1923 - died 1-29-2002
Nina Mae (Mathes) Cooney, 78, of Ash Flat, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born July 27, 1923 at Mtn. View to Herman and Liza Edding) Mathes. She was a retired certified nurses aid for the Crest Park Nursing Home in Forrest City, and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Evening Shade.Survivors include one son, Tom Cooney of Poughkeepsie; two daughters, Mary Louise Babitsch of Ash Flat, and Dorothy Mae Peterson of Even-ing Shade; two brothers, Melvin Mathes of Cherokee Village, and Norman Mathes of West Memphis; two sisters, Elizabeth Watts of Wynne, and Flo Luker of Cherokee Village; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene Harris Cooney; one infant son; one daughter, Florence Bell Cooney; two brothers, Claude Mathes and Marvin Mathes; and one grandson, Thomas Eugene Cooney.Services were Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church at Evening Shade with Bro. Carl Higgs officiating. Burial was in the Cooney Cemetery located near Williford, with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.Pallbearers were Calvin Dennis, Terry Cooney, Barry Cooney, Mike Cooney, Raymond Stroud, Stanley Cooney, and Don Searly.Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren.