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Myrtice Cooper DeMonbreun, 90
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Myrtice Cooper DeMonbreun, 90, passed peacefully in her daughter’s arms. 

She was born in Quebeck, TN, on Oct. 26, 1931, to the late Karl Russell Cooper and Dorothy Pittman Cooper. She was also preceded in death by the love of her life, William “Bill” Andrew DeMonbreun II, to whom she was married for almost 66 years. She lost her son, William Andrew “Andy” DeMonbreun III in 1988 and brothers, Hardy Steele Cooper and Burns Pittman Cooper.

She is survived by daughter Dorothy Ann DeMonbreun Dunn (Daryl), grandsons Daryl Raymond Dunn Jr. and Andrew Cooper Dunn, granddaughter Anna DeMonbreun Frye (Matt) and great-granddaughters Reagan Frye and Reese Frye.

Mrs. DeMonbreun graduated from the first four-year BSN program at Vanderbilt School of Nursing and was employed as a Public Health Nurse in Georgia and many counties in Tennessee.  She started and taught Health Occupations at Warren County High School and when she left the classroom, became the School Nurse for all of Warren County. She was a founding member of Westwood Church of Christ, where she worshipped for many years, and was a member of Rockliff Church of Christ when she passed away.

Mrs. DeMonbreun had moved to Riverview Terrace where she loved being among friends. The family would like to thank the staff of Riverview Terrace and NHC Healthcare for all their kindness and support. She took her students three times a week to NHC while she taught school.

Graveside service and inurnment will be at Mt. View Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday, July 15, with Dave Dockins and Daryl Dunn officiating. The Warren County Nurse Honor Guard will administer last rites at the graveside.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 2144 Fairfax Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212. Online condolences may be made at

High’s, Inc. and High’s Cremations, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 10, 2022