Besse Cooper

  • US: 116-yr-old woman, listed as 'world's oldest' dies December 5, 2012

    Monroe: The woman who was listed as the world's oldest person died on Tuesday in a Georgia nursing home at age 116. Besse Cooper died peacefully on Tuesday afternoon in Monroe, according to her son Sidney Cooper. Monroe is about 45 miles east of Atlanta. Cooper said his mother had been...
  • The world's oldest person dies in Brazil June 22, 2011

    Sao Paulo: A Brazilian woman listed by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest person died on Tuesday, just weeks shy of her 115th birthday. The title now reverts to a woman in the United States. Maria Gomes Valentim died of multiple organ failure, said Helerson Lima, a spokesman for the...