James Avis Cooper, 70, of Mauriceville, Texas died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at Promise Hospital in Nederland.

Graveside and interment services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Bland Cemetery in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Kevin Brown of First Baptist Church Mauriceville.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Mauriceville, Texas on April 25, 1940, James was the son of Annie Mae (Sharpton) and Luther A. Cooper. He worked as a surveyor for Lutcher Moore, and also the highway department. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard, and a member of First Baptist Church Mauriceville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Charles Cooper.

James is survived by his wife, Bobbie Cooper of Mauriceville; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa andSonny Chapman of Mauriceville; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Michael Overstreet of Beaumont; four grandchildren, Larissa DeBlanc, Chasity Chapman, Kaylie Overstreet, and Blake Overstreet; and sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and A.J. Brown.

Memorial donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA, 22312, or The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761.