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James McRoy Cook
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Birth: Sep. 13, 1947
Ware County
Georgia, USA
Death: Feb. 13, 2009
Pierce County
Georgia, USA

James McRoy Cook
Published: Monday, February 16, 2009
The Blackshear Times

James McRoy Cook, 61, of Blackshear, passed away Friday, February 13, 2009. After a long battle with diabetes and heart disease, he lost his life in an accident on St. Johns Church Road in Pierce County.

"Blackshear and Pierce County lost a great man. James loved his home and family and is now at home in heaven with his Lord," said a family member.

Born in Ware County, he had lived in Pierce County for most of his life. James was a Blackshear High School graduate and had also graduated from Americus Technical School. He had worked for Blount Parts and Equipment for 38 years and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where he was in Stafford Jones' Sunday School Class. He was the son of the late Jessie McRoy and Trudie Strickland Cook and was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Embry.

Survivors include a sister, Lillian, husband Bill, Hawkins, Stockbridge; two nephews, Terry Hawkins, Rex and Marshall Embry, Houston, TX; a niece, Suzanne Hawkins, Stockbridge; a brother-in-law, Dee Embry, Decatur; four grand nieces and several other relatives and friends.

Visitation will take place from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, from the chapel of Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in the St. Johns Cemetery.

The family requests his co-workers and fellow Sunday school class members serve as honorary pallbearers. They are asked to meet at the chapel by 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 120 Wall Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.


Breaking News: Pedestrian killed in Friday night accident
Published: Saturday, February 14, 2009
The Blackshear Times

A Blackshear man was killed after he apparently walked into the path of a van on Midway Church Road Friday night.

James M. Cook, 61, of a St. Johns Road address, was pronounced dead at Satilla Regional Medical Center in Waycross, according to Pierce County Coroner Milton Harper.

Cook was reportedly walking on Midway Church Road near its intersection with Tanglewood Road at about 6:50 p.m. Friday when the accident occurred.

Cook was struck by a vehicle driven by Seward Mercer of Waycross.

The accident is under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol.

No additional information is currently available.
Family links: 
  Jesse McRoy Cook (1906 - 1995)
  Trudie Strickland Cook (1912 - 1995)
Saint Johns Methodist Church Cemetery
Pierce County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Wiregrass Irisheyes
Record added: Feb 16, 2009
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James McRoy Cook
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 Added: Feb. 16, 2009

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