Funeral services for Arvilla Cooper Flow, 76, were held Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Luther Shelander officiating. Burial followed in Minerva Cemetery in Minerva.

Mrs. Flow died Thursday, Sept. 3, at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

She was born Feb. 14, 1933, in Olustee, Oklahoma, to Arvil Cheak and Maudie (Stewart) Cheak.

She was married to Eddie Joe Cooper, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her second husband, Duane Flow Sr. on Feb. 20, 2006.

Mrs. Flow was an active member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and was a housewife and mother.

She enjoyed arts and crafts and cooking sweets, especially pies.

Mrs. Flow was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Joe Cooper; and two sisters, Fannie Barnes and Betty Hournbuckle.

Survivors include a son, Brad Cooper of Minerva; two daughters, Shirley Davenport and Linda Beard and husband John, all of Minerva; a brother, Tommy Cheak of Rogers; a sister, Patsy Copeland and husband Jerry of Slaton; a brother-in-law, Charlie Barnes of Slaton; and grandchildren Summer Davenport of Austin, Michael Davenport of Arizona, Matthew Beard of Addison, Kaeley Beard of Minerva, Jason Cooper of Round Rock, Cathy Anna Cooper of Thorndale, David Cooper of Carrollton, Chris Beard of Minerva, Jason Beard and wife Kelli of Jacksonville, Florida; also, eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were R.D. Jenkins, Bobby Jenkins, Michael Zunker, Jack Yount, Wade Copeland and Butch Malone.

Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Davenport, Michael Davenport, Matthew Beard, Jason Cooper, David Cooper, Jerr y Copeland and Chad Copeland.

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