The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 24, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, March 24, 2013

Auda Mae Brown Cook

OCEANA — Auda Mae Brown Cook was the daughter of the late William Elmer Brown and Susie Bailey Brown. She was the last surviving member of her family; she was preceded in death by her siblings, Hurley Brown, Dora Walker and Joe Brown. She was born February 17, 1918, at Craney, WV, and passed from this life March 22, 2013, at the age of 95 years.

Mrs. Cook was the wife of the late James Gilbert Cook who preceded her in death on March 14, 2002.

She was the loving mother of the late Gilbert Gerald Cook, a stillborn baby in 1937, Jerry T. Cook, with whom she made her home, and Geraldine Faye Cook Walker who passed away in 2004.

She enjoyed her grandchildren, Elizabeth Karen (Mike) Growe, Lela Dawn Walker and Matthew Jackson (Megan) Walker, and her four great-grandchildren, Hannah Nicole Growe, Michael Growe, Madilyn Walker and Whitney Walker. She also enjoyed having several nieces and nephews in her life. Other special people in her life were Linda Allen, Scott Hatfield and Sandra Holmes.

Mrs. Cook was a homemaker all of her life and greatly enjoyed cooking, baking cakes and sewing.

At the time of her death, she was the oldest member of Toneda Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at Evans Funeral Home chapel, with her pastor, the Rev. James Hamrick, officiating. She will be laid to rest at Cook Cemetery, located behind Toneda Baptist Church. Friends may gather with her family 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 24th, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Gideon International or Alzheimer’s Foundation.

An online guestbook and additional information may be located at

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is graciously caring for Auda Mae.

Dora Cousins

Mrs. Dora Cousins, of Beckley, died Thursday, March 21, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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