Hulda Yawn Cook
August 20, 1931 - April 3, 2014
Warner Robins, GA- Hulda Yawn Cook, 82, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014.
Mrs. Cook was born on August 20, 1931 in Telfair County. The first person in her family to attend college, she taught school for 29 years before retiring due to a medical disability. She lived in Warner Robins for the past 36 years and was an active volunteer in the community.
Mrs. Cook was also active in a number of Baptist Churches. She led couples Sunday School classes in Macon and Warner Robins, organized dozens of children's Bible Drill groups in Middle Georgia, and led a decade-long effort to build the first group home for the Heart of Georgia Developmental Disabilities Ministry. The home is named in her honor. Mrs. Cook was a certified master gardener, and loved little more than entertaining a round-table book club in an outdoor setting or sharing her plants with others.
Survived by her husband of 61 years, Hal Cook, Mrs. Cook also had two sons, Andy (Melody) and Dany Cook, three granddaughters, and two great grandchildren. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Stella Yawn. Preceded in death by her brother Roger Yawn, she is also survived by siblings Roy Yawn, Vira (Raleigh) Garnto, Edith (Hal) Fisher, Henry (Linda) Yawn, and James (Gail) Yawn.
A celebration of her remarkable life will be held at Shirley Hills Baptist Church on Saturday, April 5, at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Tim Millwood officiating. Interment will follow in Parkway Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday, 6-8 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations for the Heart of Georgia DDM, 238 Hatcher Road, Warner Robins, GA 31088.
Go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign the Online Registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has charge of arrangements.
McCullough Funeral Home
417 South Houston Lake Road Warner Robins, GA 31088
Published in The Telegraph on Apr. 4, 2014