MRS. RUTH COOK, age 84, passed away Sunday evening, March 17, 2019, in a Rome hospital.  She was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on June 27, 1934 to the late William A. and Willie Copeland Anderson.  Mrs. Cook was a member of the Lyerly First Baptist Church a member of Golden Bells Sunday School Class, the W.M.U. and numerous church activities.  She strongly supported the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home and participated in numerous mission trips to foreign lands, spreading the good news of Jesus Christ.  Mrs. Cook was on the Board of Director and the Women’s Committee of Georgia Farm Bureau.  She was preceded in death by her husband the late Ralph Wallace Cook, Sr. on December 17, 2007.

            Surviving are daughters, Brenda Sikes and Joyce Cook; sons and daughter-in-law, Ralph Wallace (Gloria) Cook, Jr. and Jerry Hugh Cook; sister, Jean Tillis; grandchildren, Candi Cook, Bonnie Green, Leslie Cook-Bevels, Julia Cavin, Rebekah Henderson, and Audrey Newton; thirteen Great Grandchildren.
            Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 21st, at 4:00 P.M. from the Lyerly First Baptist Church with Rev.’s James Baird, Barry Peppers, Dewayne Teague, Sanford Deberry, and Trey Williams officiating, interment in Johnson Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers, William Elrod, Dan Bullard Donnie Bullard, Joe Reed, Mike Elrod, and Tom Cook; Honorary Pallbearers, Jessie Williams, Margaret Henderson, Barbara Reece, Dr. Donna Childers, the Golden Bells Sunday School Class, the Farm Bureau Board of Directors and Women’s Committee.  The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home; Mrs. Cook will also be in state at the Church, Thursday, from 3 until 4 P.M.
            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Ruth Cook.
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