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Helen Jo Gunter

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Funeral services for Helen Jo Gunter, 88, of Cooper will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Cooper Church of Christ with Noel Bailey and Shane Carrington officiating.

Interment will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of the Delta Funeral Home.


Visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Delta Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gunter died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at her home.

Helen Jo Guter was born in Unitia on March 3, 1924, the daughter of Albert Cameron Toon and Annie Amelia Wilkinson Toon.

She married W.B. Gunter on Jan. 7, 1945. He preceded her in death on April 15, 1980.

Mrs. Gunter had worked for several years as a telephone operator and had also helped Mr. Gunter in the jewelry store. She was a lifelong resident of Delta County and was a member of the Cooper Church of Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Cockrum of Birthright and Debra Wood of Tira; three grandchildren, Stephanie Kennedy and husband, John, of Denton, Heather Williams and husband, Jeff, of Sulphur Springs, and Brad Wood and wife, KayLee, of Sulphur Springs; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Gunter  was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Sherwood Toon; and two sisters, Edith Echols and Mary Smart.

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