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Granville C. Cooley

August 31, 1934 ~ August 6, 2021 (age 86)


Granville C. Cooley age 86 of Paris, died Friday, August 6, 2021, at his home following a short battle with cancer.


Granville loved dancing & singing and the many friends he made doing so, especially his dear friends at the Friday Night Blues.


Born August 31,1934, in Tulare, CA, he was the son of the late Buford Cooley and the late Flossie Burkett Cooley. He graduated high school in Blytheville, Arkansas, and went on to study journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He worked for United Press Chicago, Herald-Palladium of Benton Harbor, Michigan, & The Journal-Standard of Freeport, IL.


He was married for 6 years to the Mary Elizabeth Street, who survives of Flippin, AR, and is survived by their two children Mark Cooley & Carmen (Mark) Watkins, both of Paris; grandchildren,Jason Rabey & Jessica (Parke) Homesley, and 7 great-grandchildren, Levi, Finley, Josh, Harlie, Ezra, Lily & Ruby.


He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 19 years, Donna Gail Rhodes Caldwell Cooley, with whom he shared a love for travel and a love for their church, First United Methodist of Paris.


Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St./P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN 38242, will be handling the arrangements.


A graveside memorial service for Granville and Donna will be held at a later date.


Burial of the cremated remains will follow the service in Memorial Cemetery.


His wish was that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to First United Methodist Church of Paris, TN.




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