Obituary for Novella Ann Cope

    • Name: Novella Ann Cope
    • Home Town: Sunset Beach, NC
    • Date of Death: 08/09/2018
    • Birth Place: Fort Belvoir, VA
    • Birth Date: 09/26/1950

    Novella “Nicki” Ann Cope, 67, of Sunset Beach passed away August 9. She was born in Fort Belvoir, VA on September 26, 1950, a daughter of Milton Banning and Eva Graver Banning, both of Ione, CA. She was a US Navy Veteran and a member of Waterbrook Community Church. She was an avid bridge player and possessed a special knack for making people happy.

     In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Donald E. Cope; daughter Melissa Kepner of Norman, OK; brother, Marty Banning of Salina, OK; sisters, Sue Zinn of Yuma, AZ, Robbin Martin and Sandra Banning both of Ione, CA; and three grandchildren, Mitchell, Jared and Morgan Kepner.

     No services are planned at this time.


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