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Ola Brown Cope, 91
Obit Cope

Mrs. Ola Brown Cope, 91, of McMinnville died Friday, March 18, at Willow Branch Health & Rehab in McMinnville. 

She was born Nov. 4, 1930, in Warren County, was a homemaker, and a member of Northside Baptist Church. Mrs. Cope was preceded in death by her parents Marshall Brown and Ola Delphine Fleming Anderson, her husband of 60 years Anthony A. Cope, brother William Lewis Anderson, sons-in-law Donald Steve Roberts and James “Jim” Crim, and brother-in-law Robert Owens.

Survivors include her twin daughters Darlene Roberts and Marlene (Jimmy) Young, daughter Janice Crim, and son Gary (Brenda) Cope, grandchildren Matt (Donna) Crim, Wendy (Brian) Crim Anderson, Marcie (Leo) Roberts Bourque, Steve Roberts, and Derek (Buddi) Dean, great-grandchildren Trae Roberts, Erica Davis, Emily (Tyler) Davis Ellis, Addyson Anderson, Maya Grace Bourque, Tres Sueiro, Drayton Dean, and Brinkli Dean, sisters Emma Lee Owens and Louise (David) Moore, and a brother Earl (Brenda) Anderson.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Leo Bourque will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. View Cemetery. The Cope family will receive friends Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 20, 2022