Woodie Rochelle Cooper McCoy, 75, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Woodie was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Georgia Patterson Cooper of the Gateway area of Cherokee. She was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Cochran and a brother, James “Jim” Cooper.
She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Willard McCoy; daughters, Jeannie Arkansas of Cherokee; and Betsy Maxey and husband Alan, of Cherokee; one grandson, Brad Ensley of New York City; and several nieces and nephews.
Woodie was an active and successful participant of the Smoky Mountain Senior Games, a division of the NC Senior Games. For over 12 years she competed on the local, state and national levels winning many medals. She and her husband, Willard, had qualified to compete in the national Senior Games competition in Ohio this past summer. She also enjoyed league bowling and traveling.
Woodie was a strong woman who loved her family and her pets. She also enjoyed her home and her many flowers and roses.
A private service will be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the family in care of Willard McCoy, P. O. Box 701, Cherokee, NC 28719. Donations will be shared with the Smoky Mountain Senior Games program and the Cherokee Cancer Support Group.
Crisp Funeral Home is assisting the family.