Mary Cooke, age 84 of Andersonville

Mary Louise “Lou” Cooke, age 84 of Andersonville passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020.  She was born December 6, 1935 in Clinton, Tennessee to the late Ethel and Elizabeth Spessard.  Throughout her life Mary loved flowering, traveling with her two sisters, and spending time with her family.  In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by husband, James Walker Cooke; sisters, Kathleen Rhinehart and Margaret Davis; brother, Howard Spessard.
She is survived by sons, Dean Cooke & wife Debbie of Andersonville, Shawn Cooke & wife Neda of Clinton; grandchildren, Michael Cooke & wife Desiree, Anna Anderson & husband Chris, Joseph Cooke & wife Alexis, Matthew Cooke, Tracey Cooke & fiancé Jordan, and Jacob; great grandchildren, Kinsey, Ashley, Desiree, James, Carter, Carson, Addison, Lincoln, Arabella, Norah, and Everlee; brother, Sam Spessard & wife Ida Mae; sister, Betty Foust & husband Aude; several nieces and nephews
The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 pm, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Holley Gamble Funeral Home with funeral services to follow in the chapel.  Her graveside will be 11:00 am, Thursday at Sinking Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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