Cemetery notes and/or description: M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery 140 Inway Drive Anderson, SC 29621 Larry Montandon, Cemetery Director Telephone (864) 332-8022 FAX: 864-332-8021
M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery was named to honor the distinguished career of public and community service of a great South Carolina veteran, M. J. "Dolly" Cooper. It began operations on December 14 2007. The official dedication of the cemetery was in the Spring of 2008. The first State Veterans Cemetery is located in Anderson, South Carolina, adjacent to the Richard Campbell State Veterans Nursing Home on the Belton Highway. The construction of this cemetery was a result of collaboration between the State of South Carolina and the Veterans Administrations' Cemetery and Memorial Affairs Department, which resulted in South Carolina receiving a grant from the Federal Government to build and initially equip the cemetery. The responsibility of operating the cemetery belongs to the State of South Carolina, and is managed by the South Carolina Office of Veterans Affairs.