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Linda Hayes Cook

  • "Bless you and your family."
    - Sharon Jordan
  • "To all of Linda's family, You are in our hearts and..."
    - Moe and Jane Hayes

Linda Hayes Cook, age 73, of Chipley, passed away Friday, May 09, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Linda was born March 12, 1941 in Chipley to the late Oscar B. and Thelma (Brock) Hayes. A life-long resident of Chipley, Linda had served as Clerk of Court for Washington County from 1997 to 2013. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Chipley as well as a member of the Kiwanis Club, Women's Club and Tiger 100 Booster Club.

Survivors include one son, Brian Kent Hartzog and wife Laura of Lynn Haven; one step son, Timothy Cook and wife Tracy of Vernon; one daughter, Mary Pat Hartzog of Chipley; two brothers, Francis and Harvey Hayes, both of Chipley; one sister, Patricia Kirkland of Cottondale; three grandchildren, Nick Hartzog and wife Britney, Haley Hartzog and Triston Cook; one great grandchild, Caiden Hartzog. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 5 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Chipley with the Rev. Mike Orr officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 643, Chipley, Florida 32428. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at

Brown Funeral Home
1068 Main St.
Chipley, Fla. 32428

Published in Panama City News Herald on May 11, 2014