Veda Marie Geren Cooper, 84 of Chattanooga departed this life Tuesday, July 10, 2012.She was born in Anderson, Tenn., to the late Harry and Nellie Cates. She was employed by Willware and Buster Brown for many years. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Gerald Cates, Aubry Cates, Junior "C.L." Cates, William Cates; sisters, Margaret Rushing, Vera Collis. Survivors include her son, David (Laura) Geren; grandson, David (Carolina) Geren; granddaughters, Vienne and Arianne Geren; brother, James (Brenda) Cates; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012 with Chaplain John McCarty officiating.Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home-Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.