RINGGOLD Margaret Allene Cooper 81, went home to be with the Lord Saturday Dec. 29, 2012. She was a life long resident of Ringgold and was a charter member of the Zion Assembly Church of God. Mrs. Cooper loved working in her flowers, singing with her husband in church and cooking. She was preceded in death by her parents Ed and Rose Quinn Howard; brothers John, Bob and Buster Howard; sisters Pearl Clark and Dorothy Ware. Survivors are her loving husband of 57 years, Albert Cooper, sons Gary Cooper and Ricky Cooper, of Ringgold; daughter Patricia Cooper, of LaFayette; brothers, Jim Howard and Roy Howard, of Ringgold; sisters Martha Boyer of Cleveland, Ethel Rule of Harrison and Georgia Clark Harbst, of Ringgold; grandchildren William and Robert West and Josie Cooper; seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Harold Reed, Rev. Carl Jackson and Rev. Harry Cooper officiating.Interment in the Anderson Cemetery. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort with the family. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan, 1 at Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.