August 19, 1940 - May 28, 2019
May Dean Coop Eberling passed away at her home in Nashville, TN, on Tuesday, May 28th, surrounded by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Eberling of Nashville and her parents, Harvey Oden and Ruth Tribble Coop of the Deason community. She attended Deason School through the 7th grade and graduated from Shelbyville Central High School in 1958. She earned a B.A. and then a M.A. at Middle Tennessee State University. She taught English and History at Franklin High School for five years. May Dean left the classroom to work for the Metro Historical Commission before becoming the first Community Services Director at WTVF, News Channel 5, in 1982. She retired from Channel 5 after 26 years of service. She is survived by brothers Riley Tribble “Sonny” (Elizabeth) Coop of Shelbyville and Paul Gary “Pete” (Linda) Coop of Murfreesboro; niece Pamela Coop (Robert) Sandlin of Auburntown; nephews Edward “Eddie” (Rhonda) Coop of Murfreesboro and Roger Coop of Shelbyville; and several great nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 2:00pm at West End United Methodist Church, 2200 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203. A reception will immediately follow at McWhorter Hall. A visitation will be held at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel in Shelbyville, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. A private burial service will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Eberling Charitable Foundation c/o 4700 Elkins Ave Nashville, TN 37209 which benefits The Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation, Nashville Humane Association, MTSU Foundation Scholarship Fund, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Greenways for Nashville; or to Alive Hospice. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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