AUGUSTA, Ga.- Mrs. Elizabeth Standard Cook, 87, widow of the late Raymond Louis Cook, entered into rest on Thursday, February 3, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 3 p.m. at The Hill Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Ruffin, Rev. J. Fred Gunter and Rev. Bob Walker officiating. Burial followed at Westover Memorial Park.
Mrs. Cook was born in Wilkes County. She was a faithful member of The Hill Baptist Church, where she served on numerous committees and was past president of the Fellowship Club and the Faith Sunday School Class. She was also an active participant in The Hill Baptist Church Prayer Room Ministry and the Mary-Martha-McRae Women's Missionary Group. She was a graduate of Georgia College and State University and had retired from the Richmond County Board of Education as a second grade teacher at Joseph R. Lamar Elementary School. She was also an active member of the Fidelis Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa. She had been married to Mr. Raymond Louis Cook for 56 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Connie Cook Blanchard and her husband, Russell Edwin Blanchard, Jr.; three grandchildren, Connie Lee Blanchard, Russell Edwin Blanchard III and his wife, Kimberly Thompson Blanchard and Laurie Cook Blanchard, all of Augusta. She is also survived by two sisters, Lynda Standard Riley and husband, William McWhorter Riley of Atlanta and Elsie Standard Hobbs and husband, William Wyman Hobbs of Thomson. She was preceded in death by a sister, Marian Standard Summerford of Florence, S.C.
Pallbearers were Harold Baker, Dr. Allen Blalock, Clarence Blalock, Dr. Edward Cook, Duncan Johnson, Jr., Al Sutton, Edward Stalnaker, James Thompson and Wilson Folk. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Faith Sunday School Class and the Fidelis Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Hill Baptist Church Prayer Room Ministry Fund, or Elevator Construction Fund, 2165 Kings Way, Augusta, GA 30904.