Mildred Juanita Nettles Cook died at her home February 25, 2009. She was born May 11, 1920, in Arlington, Alabama, to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Cornelius Nettles, Sr. Mrs. Cook graduated from Wilcox County High School and, in 1940, with honors from Alabama State College for Women in Montevallo. On March 24, 1945, she married Dan B. Cook, and they raised three sons and farmed at Clifton Ferry, Alabama.
Mrs. Cook was a life-long member of the Arlington United Methodist Church, where she had served as Treasurer and Sunday School Superintendent for many years. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women, and the Friday Afternoon Club. She was a member of Alabama Charter Chapter #36 United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Lt. Joseph M. Wilcox Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She had served as president of both the Alabama Division and the General Division of the UDC. Mrs. Cook was a Charter Director of the Town-Country National Bank in Camden, Alabama. She was Treasurer in many organizations, including the Arlington Methodist Community and Cemetery Foundation. Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her siblings, Samuel Cornelius Nettles, Jr., Lou Ellen Nettles Griffin, William Henry Nettles, Dr. James Dennis Nettles, and Jane Nettles Lavender.
She is survived by her sons, Daniel Bragg Cook, Jr. (Angela) of Bakersfield, CA, Samuel McPherson Cook (Claudia) of Destin FL, and Abe Crum Cook, III (Helen) of Clifton Ferry, AL, grandchildren Jennifer Mildred Cook Nice (James) of Los Angeles, CA, Richard Daniel Cook (Kelly) of Rolling Hills, CA, Samuel McPherson Cook, Jr., (Brenda) of Castleberry, AL, John Roan Cook of Evergreen, AL, Claudina Pereira and Marian Denisse Cook of Destin, FL, and Abe Crum Cook IV, Braxton Dauphin Cook, and Kathryn Elizabeth Cook of Clifton Ferry, AL. Great-grandchildren are Leina Tsou Cook and Anara Tsou Cook of Rolling Hills, CA, and Samuel Rikard Cook of Castleberry, AL. Also surviving her are her sisters- and brothers-in-law, Rose Mary Nettles of Arlington, AL, John D. Lavender of Moundville, AL, Virginia Cook of Birmigham, AL, Mildred Lewis Cook of Montgomery, AL, and Mittie and Harry Mason of Pine Hill, AL, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 1, at 3:00 P.M. at Cook Farms, Clifton Ferry, Wilcox County, Alabama. Memorial contributions may be made to the, Ar-lington Methodist Community and Cemetery Foundation (1868 Patton Chapel Rd, Birmingham, AL 35226), the Selma Methodist Children’s Home or to Wilcox Academy.