The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 26, 2014

Obituaries — Saturday, April 26, 2014


Jimmy Cook

BALLARD — Jimmy Cook, 74 of Ballard, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at his home.

Arrangements are incomplete at Wickline Funeral Home of Lindside.

Mary Maxine Crook

Mary Maxine Crook, age 91 of Shady Spring, went home to be with the Lord on Monday,  April 21, 2014 at the Raleigh Center in Daniels, where she had resided for the last 12 years.

Born on January 25, 1923 on Freezeland Mountain, in Jumping Branch, she was the daughter of the late Pascal and Willa Mae Harvey Meadows.

Mrs. Crook was a homemaker, and the last survivor of her immediate family. She attended and served at the Open Door Church at Shady Spring for over fifty years. She loved working in the Open Door Church’s Lady’s Christian Fellowship,  enjoyed listening to gospel music and most of all enjoyed talking to her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Ira Crook; an infant daughter, Janet Ann Crook; five sisters, Irene Graham, Orva Richmond, Ora Nell Bennett, Ruth Crook, Macil Haynes and by one brother Earl Meadows.

Those left to cherish her memory are four daughters, Velma Bailey and her husband Jim of Falmouth, Va., Jeneva Clark and her husband Rick of Ghent, W.Va., Paula Phillips  of Winter Springs, Fla., and Tammie Lewison and her husband Bill of Roanoke, Va.; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Mrs. Crook’s Life will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1 p.m., with visitation two hours prior to the services at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, with Rev. George Smith officiating. Casket bearers will be Stuart Bailey, Michael Clark, Jon Clark, Sloan Norman, Mikie Norman, Chris Bogdan, and Normeth Crook.

Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at Prosperity, W.Va.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the staff at the Raleigh Center where Mrs. Crook resided for the last 12 years. Everyone at the Raleigh Center treated our mother like she was their family, providing her with care, kindness, and respect.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expression of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

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