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Prentice 'Cooper' Neal, 74, of Cookeville, Tenn.

Prentice Cooper Neal, 74, of Cookeville, Tenn., formerly of Columbus, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at his residence with his wife and three daughters by his side.

Cooper was born Oct. 19, 1938, in Forbus, Tenn., son of the late Freeman and Effie (Crouch) Neal. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Thomas and Dennis Neal; and a sister, Naola Price.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Crockett Neal; three daughters, Kimberly White-Herman and husband Scott of Cookeville, Tenn., Kathryn (Kat) Yeager and husband Kevin of Nashville, and Victoria Baker and husband Randy of Columbus; two grandsons, Dylan and Zane Yeager of Bloomington; two granddaughters, Taylor and Matison Baker; a great-granddaughter, Graesyn Cooper Steinkoenig of Columbus; and a sister, Joyce Conatser and husband Buster of Jamestown, Tenn.

A 1957 graduate of York High School, Cooper retired from Navistar in Indianapolis as a pattern maker. He was a master Mason of Lodge No. 643 in Sunnybrook, Ky., and obtained his Scottish rites on April 11, 1992.

Cooper was a member of Elizabethtown Christian Church and a former deacon. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, working in his garden and yard, watching NASCAR and college football.

A private graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 5, at Garland Brook Cemetery, with Brother Doran Chambers officiating.

Memorial services will follow at Elizabethtown Christian Church at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Elizabethtown Christian Church.

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  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
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  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West