|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1921|
|Death: ||Jan. 23, 1964|
Last rites for Johnson Cooke held Saturday
Services for Johnson Cooke, 41, who was killed on Thursday morning in an automobile accident, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Midway Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Morris Taylor officiated.
Mr. Cooke had made his home in Carroll County most of his life where he had farming interests. He was employed by the J. A. Olson Company in Winona and enroute to work when the accident occured. He was a World War II Veteran.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Self Cooke, Vaiden; his mother, Mrs. Hattie Aldridge Duck Hill; three daughters Miss Jean Cooke, Miss Judy Cooke, Miss Sandra Cook all of Vaiden; one son, Johnnie Wayne Cook of Vaiden; one sister, Mrs. Eunice Marks, Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Olen Aldridge of Grenada.
Active pallbearers were fellow employees, F. O. Alldread, Dell Tidwell, Clifford Orsborne, Eddie Corley, Marvin McCorkle, Billy Hambrick, Roy Dean Corley and Howard McDonald.
Interment was under the direction of Oliver Funeral [Home.
The Winona Times
February 6, 1964
Greenwood Commonwealth, 01/23/1964 P.1
Two Killed In Crash At Winona
Two men were killed in a head-on collision on Highway 51 about three miles South of Winona this morning about 6:30 and four other men were admitted to the Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital in Winona for treatment.
Investigating officers said that a car occupied by Johnson Cook, about 42, Steven Downs, 60, Alf Collins, 60, and Avery Peeler, also 60, all of Vaiden and a feed truck driven by Travis O. Evans of Morton hit head on. The car then side-swiped a truck owned by Complete Auto Transit Incorporated driven by Billy Bassham of Jackson who was traveling behind the Evans truck. The truck driven by Evans ran off into a creek and Evans was pinned under the cab. The other truck hit the bridge abutment.
Killed in the accident were Cook and Downs, Bassham was treated for a knee injury and released. Collins, Peeler, and Evans are still in the hospital, said authorities.
[NOTE: The ages of the victims listed in the above newspaper article are incorrect: Downs was 50 y., 5 m., 16 d. old; Collins was 50 y., 8 m., 1 d. old; Peeler was 50 y., 1 m., 3 d. old; and Cooke was 42 y., 4 m., 11 d. old at the time of the accident.]
Evelyn Self Cooke Bailey (1928 - 2011)*
US Army WW II
Midway Church Cemetery (White)
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Originally Created by: Eva Frazier
Record added: Feb 14, 2002
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