77 year old Sally Jo (Locke) Cope of McMinnville died Saturday at River Park Hospital. She was a Warren County native, member of the Smartt Church of Christ, and a 35 year employee of the Tennessee Department of Forestry. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of McMinnville Funeral Home. Bill Martin and Larry Vinson will officiate and burial will be in the Gardens of Memory. The Cope family will receive friends on Sunday from noon until 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation on Monday will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Webster and Mazel Sellars Locke and brothers, Aubrey Locke and Howard Locke. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, R.L. Cope; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Bud Franklin of Gallatin; a son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Carolyn Cope of Morrison. Grandsons, Clay Franklin and Matt Cope. Granddaughters, Malia Franklin and Meredith Cope. Two sisters, LaVerne Ours of Smithville and Nelda Watts of Chattanooga. Two brothers, D.W. Locke of Plano, Illinois and Carl Locke of Snellville, Georgia. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that memorials be made to the Smartt Church of Christ or to the Love Outreach at First Baptist Church in McMinnville.
Apr 29 2006