Utah Wilson Cooley - Born to Dora Osbourne Dyer and Joseph Cooley on February 5, 1939 in Shannon County. He grew up with siblings Otto, Ab, Juanita, Nellie, Bert and Wilma. His dad passed away when he was 12 years old. Shannon County was his lifelong home except for a two year period in the Army where he served overseas in Korea. Before heading to Korea, he graduated from Eminence High School in 1956. He furthered his education through attending Agriculture School under the GI Bill upon his return home to the U.S. At the age of 23, he married Lillian Lois Hurt. He helped her raise Gary, Kerry, Brenda and Billy Banks. Utah and Lillian added Shane, Shawn and Melinda (Missi) Cooley to their family in the years to come. He worked for various mining companies, the National Park Service and loved the family campground that he personally named "The Lost Four". He enjoyed gigging and would look forward to it yearly. Another pastime for him was visiting with the guys at Ernie's station or Nick's flea market where he would often trade, swap, or barter for a bargain. He made his decision for Christ after hearing Arthur "Bud" Younger share the salvation message. In the final years of his life, he enjoyed his grandchildren and hearing of their adventures. He also loved reading the Current Wave newspaper to keep up on all the hometown news. At his passing on October 14, 2007, he was 68 years old and resided at National Care Center in West Plains, MO. Graveside service for Utah were held Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at the New Eminence Cemetery at 1PM with Rev. Charles Younger officiating. Interment was in the New Eminence Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.