Gary Gene Cosper

(NEWELL) The funeral for Gary Gene Cosper, 64, of Newell will be Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Madeline Champion, Bro. Terry Eason, Bro. Ed Halsey and Bro. Jason Reaves officiating. Burial will follow at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday.

Mr. Cosper died Saturday, Aug. 15, at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Ga.

A Randolph County native, Mr. Cosper was born June 4, 1956, the son of Elmer and Alice Eason Cosper. He was a member of Union Baptist Church and a manager at Bremen-Bowdon Investment before retiring. Mr. Cosper was, above all, a family man and a wonderful Pop. He was loving, caring and always putting others above himself. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an avid outdoorsman.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Cosper of Newell; two daughters, Misty Champion (Martin) of Huntsville and Kimberly Reaves (Jason) of Newell; five grandchildren, Madeline Champion, Molly Champion, Braden Reaves, Brianna Reaves and Lauren Reaves; and sister, Judy Sears (Eddie) of Woodland. Mr. Cosper was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be David Sears, Martin Champion, Franky Waters, Edward Meadows, Brandon Benefield, Christian Meadows, Teddy Waters and Derrick Benefield. Honorary pallbearers will be Braden Reaves and Michael Sears.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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