Mrs. Pearl Cooper celebrated her 100th birthday on June 2 with family, friends and neighbors in the Alva Community. Mrs. Cooper worked at the Hosiery Mill in Grenada for many years, then worked as a homemaker. She has two daughters, three grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Mrs. Cooper said she has lived in the Alva Community since she married her husband, the late Henry Cooper. She is a long-time member of Alva Baptist Church.
“I just thank the good Lord that I have lived this long,” Cooper said. “And that I am ‘healthy as a horse’ and feel good.”
Mrs. Pearl said her biggest accomplishment was “living the best I can and raising my family.”
Until about two years ago, Mrs. Pearl was an avid gardener, with a vegetable garden just behind the house and she continues to enjoy her flowers, though she does not work the beds any longer.
She also loves cooking for her family and LOVES a good pot of chicken and dumplins.
Her best advice for living to be 100:
* Live right;
* Do the best you can;
* Go to church.
See this story and photo in the June 24, 2015 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2015/06/24/alva-woman-celebrates-100-years/