Evelyn Hughes Cook, 79 of Bon Wier, Texas died on Feb. 16, 2013 at Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 15, 1933 in Bon Wier, Texas and was a retired lab technician and bookkeeper.She is survived by her daughters, Janelle Inman and husband, Jimmy of Bon Wier,Sharon Gage of Bon Wier and Cindy Preston and and husband, Adam of Jonestown, Tx, brother, James Hughes of Bon Wier, sisters, Melba Derrick of Los Osos, Cal., Billie Jean Barnes of Las Vegas, Nev. and Shirley Didrikson of Lufkin, Tx and grandchildren, J. C. Inman, Jake Inman, Samantha Wilson, Joshua Preston and Haley Preston She was preceded in death by her parents, Hoot and Ovie Hughes, son, Ernest Edward Cook Jr., granddaughter, Melissa Paige Preston and husband, Ernest Edward Cook and two brothers, Joseph Nathan Hughes and Jack Neil Hughes. Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Smith Funeral Home in Newton. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Smith Funeral Home with burial to follow at the Hoot Hughes Cemetery in Bon Wier.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 18, 2013