Gladys R. Cook, 88, who made her home in Reelsville much of her life, died early Monday morning, July 4, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville where she had been a patient for the past year.
Born in Cory on Dec. 1, 1916, her parents were Hubert Jeffers and Ada Jackson Jeffers. She had attended Brazil High School and graduated from Reelsville High School.
She had resided in Reelsville since 1946 when she and her husband began operating his family's lumber business. Earlier they had lived in Westville and Cloverdale while he was teaching school, and also at several locations in the U.S. when he was serving in the Navy.
She was a member of the Croy's Creek Congregational Christian Church.
Preceding her in death were her husband, James R. Cook, whom she married April 24, 1937, and who died April 5, 1991, and a brother, Richard Jeffers.
Surviving are three sons and their wives, Ronald and Edna Cook, Reelsville, John W. and Diane Cook, LaFollette, Tenn., and Charles H. and Trisha Cook, Brazil; one daughter and her husband, Susan and Richard Simmons, Gallatin, Tenn.; one sister, Norma Young, Reelsville; 11 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, one niece and one nephew.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday in the Lawson-Miller Chapel. Rev. Warren Whittington will officiate, and burial will be in Clearview Cemetery. Visitation is from noon Saturday until the service.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Croy's Creek Congregational Church.