C.E. (Pete) Cooper, former resident of Taft for 25 years, succumbed yesterday in his home in Grover City. He was 54 years of age. Mr. Cooper is survived by his wife, Jewel; a son, Dwight E. (Bud) and two grandchildren all of Grover City. Three Sisters, Mrs. Addie Hampton and Mrs. Ruth Wilkerson of Flint, Mich., and Agnes Upleger of Pontiac, Mich., and an uncle, Les Vincet of Campbell, Mo.