Latest News

Retired Sheriff Glynn Cooper, second longest serving in Georgia, dies at age 84

Retired Chattahoochee County Sheriff Glynn Cooper, the second longest serving sheriff in the state of Georgia, died Thursday at Columbus Hospice, according to Watson-Tante Funeral Home in Buena Vista , Ga. He was 84.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Roscoe Robinson Center in Cusseta with Brad Hicks and the Rev. Mark Hudson officiating. Burial with follow at Parkhill Cemetery in Columbus. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Born on April 15, 1934, in Schley County, Cooper was the son of the late Wesley Drane and Mozelle Barwick Cooper. He was elected sheriff in 1972 and held the position in Chattahoochee County until he retired in December 2016.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Estelle N. Cooper, two brothers, Fred and Leonard, and sister, Minnie Kate Cooper.

Survivors include a daughter, Glynda Roberts of Buena Vista; a brother, Drane of Cusseta; and a host of grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may go to Cusseta First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 369, Cusseta, GA, 31805; Columbus Hospice, 7020 Moon Road, Columbus, GA, 31909; Uptown Valet, 1200 Brookstone Centre Parkway, Suite 105, Columbus, GA, 31904; and the Georgia Sheriff’s Boys Ranch, Attn: Development Division, P.O. Box 1000, Stockbridge, GA, 30281.