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Darrell Lamar Cosper

August 31, 1938 — May 6, 2021

Tifton, Georgia

Mr. Darrell Lamar Cosper, 82, of Tifton passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Andy Ring officiating. A private family interment will be at a later date. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 6:30 P.M. at the church before the service.

Mr. Cosper was born August 31, 1938 in Tift County to the late Cyrus Glenn Cosper and Ferol Eva Spinks Cosper. Mr. Cosper was a member of Salem Baptist Church and was retired from Equifax as Insurance Inspector. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a life long resident of Tift County. Mr. Cosper was a man of faith and active in his church where he was a former deacon and church treasurer. He was married to the love of his life, Elaine Thrift Cosper for fifty-four years. They enjoyed traveling together especially to St. Simons Island. Darrell was a devoted family man who loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was an outdoorsman where he enjoyed bird hunting and fishing. He was a graduate of Tifton High School where he played Basketball.

Mr. Cosper is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Gena and Richard Hanson of Tifton; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Jennifer Cosper of Valdosta; four grandchildren, Cole Murray, Tyler Cosper, Alex Cosper and Margaret Anne Cosper; one sister, Marcelyn Cosper Swanson, Fleming Island, Fla. He is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made online to ALS Association at, or mailed to  Hospice of Tift Area, 618 Central Ave., Tifton, GA. 31794 or Salem Baptist Church Benevolent Fund, 1128 Salem Church Road, Tifton, GA. 31794.

Albritton Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

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