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06/01/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Mary Lou Ballinger Cooper

Mary Lou Ballinger Cooper
(d. 29 May 2012)

Newport News High School Class of February 1946

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    We have another sad Memorial Edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.  Mary Lou Ballinger Cooper, Class of February 1946, passed away at Envoy of Williamsburg Nursing Home in Williamsburg on Thursday, May 29, 2012 at the age of 84.

From the Daily Press - 06/01/12:

              Mary Lou Ballinger Cooper

  WILLIAMSBURG - Mary Lou Cooper, 84, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Envoy of Williamsburg Nursing Home.

A longtime resident of the Virginia Peninsula, Mary Lou "Basketball Ballinger" graduated from Newport News High school where she excelled in sports (Varsity Club, President of the Girls Athletic Association, Captain of Softball and Basketball teams). She worked for the USPS and the American Cancer Society.

Predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Cooper, she is survived by her sons, Richard Cooper (Alachua, Fla.) and Larry Cooper (Newport News, Va.); and her five grandchildren.

Service is private. Family requests any memorial donations be made to the
American Cancer Society ( View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on June 1 to June 2, 2012. (There were five entries in the Guest Book; regrettably, most were lost.)
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June 01, 2012

Larry & Ricky, Please know David & I are thinking of you,.....
~ Teresa Etwaroo

June 01, 2012

"Larry, sorry to hear about your mom. This is JoAnne that worked..."

~ JoAnne Carroll


June 01, 2012

~ Christy Spears

June 01, 2012

Larry, so sorry to hear about your mom passing. My prayers.....
~ Lonell Easter

June 01, 2012

I enjoyed knowing Mary Lou when we met at the lodge, We.....

~  Brenda Barrack

June 02, 2012


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Cooper family and their friends at this time.

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 08/10/12, 11:15 AM - "Obit. Mary Lou BALLINGER Cooper":

Hello Carol,        Fri.  Aug. 10, 2011
Can't remember if I sent this before.
Mary Lou Ballinger appears on p. 15 of the Feb. 1946 Anchor.
Fred W. Field
Loma Linda & Fullerton, CA

   Thank you, Fred! I deeply appreciate your clarifications.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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