Piedmont - Funeral services for Mr. Rufus Oneal Cook, 87, of Piedmont, will be held at 8 tonight, June 6, 2013, at Thompson Funeral Home. The Revs. Tommy Ballew and Kenny Ballew will officiate. Committal services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at Old Bethel Church with burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 6 p.m. until the time of services. Mr. Cook died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center in Anniston. He was employed with Kimberly-Clark for many years until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Marie Cook; son, Billy O. (Melody) Cook; step-daughter, JoAnn (Tommy) Ballew; grandchildren, Thomas Ballew, Joyce (Allen) Monsma, Eddie Ballew, Kenny (Kelley) Ballew, and Chandler Cook; great-grandchildren, Myrandah Schutt, Dylan Ballew, Derrek Monsma, Ashley Ballew, Tyler Ballew, Kaylie Ballew, and Rachael Ballew; great-great-grandchild, Kaleigh Schutt; a brother, Lawson Cook; and sisters, Willodene Harris and Ruby Sue Cook. "God saw the road was getting tough. The hills were hard to climb. He gently closed your loving eyes and whispered, 'Peace be Thine.' The weary hours, the days of Pain, The sleepless nights are passed, Your ever patient worn out frame, Has found sweet Peace at Last." Online condolences may be made to the family at www.thompsonfuneralhomepiedmont.com.
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Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory - Piedmont
6340 Old Piedmont-Gadsden Hwy. PO Box 574 Piedmont, AL 36272
Published in The Anniston Star on June 6, 2013