Peterson Funeral Chapel

            Alvin T. Cooney, 86, of Aurora passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

            He was born to Alvin Sr. and Carrie Hendricks Cooney on November 4, 1932 in Mariana, AR.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Deanna Anders; four brothers, CM, Albert, Curtis and Gene Cooney; two sisters, Ellen Cooney and Effie Gibbs; and one granddaughter, Christina Sexton.

            Alvin is survived by his wife, Naomi Cooney; one son, Tom Cooney of Aurora; one daughter, Denise Crane of Monett; two brothers, Leon Cooney of Aurora and Stanley Cooney of Jerusalem, AR.; three grandchildren that they raised after Deanna's passing, Ryan Pendergrass, Elizabeth Lawson and A.J. Doty; 9 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren and one on the way.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 25 at 12:00 p.m. in the Elm Branch Christian Church under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.  Burial will follow in Maple Park Cemetery with full military honors.

​            Visitation will be held Friday from 5-7 p.m. in the funeral home.