Linda Ray Cook age 75, of Alexandria, passed away Saturday April 3,2021 at NHC Healthcare of Smithville. She was born April 28, 1945 to her parents, the late George and Gladys Chism Ray. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Puggy Cook; great-grandchild, Dylan Harwell; and brother, Roy Ray. Ms. Linda was a member of Upper Helton Baptist Church, co-owned and worked for 18 years with her husband at Puggy's Carpet Store, and was a factory worker. She is survived by her children, Melinda (Mark) Miller of Smithville, Tina (Matt) Gipson of Alexandria, and Ernie (Kristin) Cook of Alexandria; grandchildren, Jamie (Holly) Anderson, Josh (Melissa) Miller, Jaya (Jerry) Harwell, Shannon (Jessica) Anderson, Tosha (Tommy) Maynard, Makayla Cook; 15 great-grandchildren; brother Ernest (Elene) Ray of Adams, TN; brother-in-law, Joe (Brenda) Cook of Watertown; sisters-in-law, Patsy Ray of Smithville, Dorothy George of Alexandria, Pam Young of Smithville, Lisa Rhody of Smithville. Funeral services will be held 2:PM Wednesday April 7, 2021 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Arms and Bro. David Revelle officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 12:00 noon till 7:00PM and on Wednesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:00PM. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise social distancing. The pews in the chapel are marked off to respect these guidelines and allow 100-125 people for the service. The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and NO food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. In addition to flowers the family asked donations be made to Lighthouse Christian Camp in memory of Ms. Linda. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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