Mary Guinette Cofer Angle

July 16, 1913February 5, 2012

Mrs. Mary Guinette Cofer Angle, age 98, of 32 Ash Street, Rome, GA, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2012 at a local health care facility.

Mrs. Angle was born on July 16, 1913 in the Coosa area, daughter of the late William Alfonzo Cofer and Lois Crumbly Cofer. She was a charter member of the St. Luke United Methodist Church in Celanese and a member of the community for over seventy years. Mrs. Angle was a poll manager for elections in the Riverside district for thrity-five years and a volunteer for the Boy Scouts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vance Carlton Angle, Sr. to whom she was married for sixty-one years, in 1994, and by a sister, Louise Scott. Mrs. Angle is remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Angle is survived by a son, Vance Carlton Angle, Jr. and his wife, Judy, of Aragon; grandchildren, Vance C. Angle III and wife DeAnna, of Acworth, Gregory Angle, of Acworth, and Christopher Angle and wife, Tabitha of Rome; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services for Mrs. Angle were conducted at East View Cemetery on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Bill Edwards officiating.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 7, 2012
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mary Guinette Cofer Angle

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Grady Clarkson

February 19, 2012

1913 - 2012

Beneath the hum and roll over the road home from Rome,
The silence of memory swells and mutes the noise of now,
Blinds the road, leaving driving to innate instinct.
And I am a kid again
Arriving at Mamie's and Doc's
After an endless roll in another car,
Somewhat louder and much more crowded than
Now - an old Chevy or an old Ford,
In the back seat, not the front,
Packed in with my brothers and sister-
Perhaps the potato salad contribution-
And sometimes with my grandmother
Etta Saphronia Coppage Angle.

More often than not, the adult who greeted us first
Was not Mamie, (who was probably in the kitchen
With that apron on, its bib bosom rounded,
And massive amounts of food
Already prepared, with more on and in the stove)
But Guinette - arms wide, her beaming face coming at us
With eyes bright behind her spectacles-
Who cried out, "Well here they are! Get on in here, y'all,
Let me hug your neck!"

So it must have been, even beyond those memories' recollection,
Before the time when memories became stored in accessible bins,
For I see old photos of me and Butch in Rome,
And realize they were taken
Long before we had a car, when we must have traveled there
From Birmingham by bus or by train,
Maybe even while our respective daddies
Served in the military during that last World War.
Families did those things then.

Again tuning into now, I realize I've lost US 411,
Must turn around and find it before I can get home.
Once again on track, my mind reverts to memory,
Visiting Carlton and Guinette with my mother, FloReine,
Must have been in the late eighties /early nineties,
When we were once again greeted after a long ride,
By that small bundle of bright-eyed, arm-wide, positive love,
Saying once again - or still -
"Well here they are! Get on in here, y'all,
Let me hug your neck!"

As long as I have any memory left, Guinette will
Always be there at the end of any trip
Gracious and lovingly greeting, with twinkling eyes,
Opening arms, and home, and hugging my neck.


Roman Court Family

February 7, 2012

Vance and Judy, what a pleasure it has been sharing time with your family. It has been our honor caring for Guinette. We already miss her terribly.

Everette Studdard

February 7, 2012

Butch, I am sorry to hear about your mom's death. She was a wonderful lady and a great friend of my mom's. I have many wonderful memories of her. I picture her in the church kitchen working with other WSCS women getting meals ready for church events. The world lost an angel when she died.
Everette Ringer Studdard

February 6, 2012

Our deepest caring and sympathy for your family at the loss of dear Mrs. Angle. We have known Mrs Angle as a friend and neighbor for most of our lives and she has always been important to our family. She was a wonderful sweet person and a grand lady. God bless you all.
Brenda Wood Roy, Marietta, Ga

Charles Tucker

February 6, 2012

Many fond memories of hanging out with Butch and others at the Angle house. She was a wonderful mother and never uttered a negative comment about anyone. "well maybe under her breath as we were interfering with housework".
A beautiful person.

February 6, 2012

I stopped and saw Ms. Angle twice a week when I visited my own mother at Roman
Court. She was a sweet and kind lady. I will miss her. My sympathy goes out to her
family. Kay Brownlow Cartersville, Ga.

February 6, 2012

With deepest of sympathy for your loss. My daughter was Ms. Angle's CNA at Roman Court since the first of January and she loved her dearly. I know she will be terribly missed by all.