Ollie Dovie <I>Cook</I> Ashby

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Ollie Dovie Cook Ashby

  • Birth 12 Oct 1910 Percilla, Houston County, Texas, USA
  • Death 15 Jan 2004 Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Belott, Houston County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 51409278

Houston County Courier - Obituaries - January 26, 2004
Mrs. Ollie Dovie Cook Ashby, age 93 of Silsbee, our beloved sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went to meet her Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ on January 15, 2004 at Silsbee Oaks Health Care. Mrs. Ashby was born October 12, 1910 in Percilla. Mrs. Ashby was the daughter of Luther Thomas Cook and Malissie Ferguson Cook. Losing her mother to illness when she was five years old Mrs. Ashby and her six siblings were reared by her father and her beloved stepmother Jessie Mae Driskell Cook, who played a significant role in her life. Picking cotton for the family cotton gin, she learned in life how to work hard, and went on to college where she received her teaching certificate from Sam Houston State Teachers College in Huntsville and then taught school in Augusta and Kennard. Not long after Mrs. Ashby married R.E. (Jack) Ashby in 1933, they made there home in Crockett where they opened a wholesale grocery and dry goods store. In the mid-50s, they moved the family to Lufkin where they also opened a wholesale dry goods business. Mrs. Ashby later went to work for J.C. Penny Company where she was manager of the drapery and fabric department until her retirement. Mrs. Ashby's husband retired from Lufkin Motors where he was a car salesman. They were long time members of the First United Methodist Church in Lufkin. Mrs. Ashby lived a full and relatively healthy life and will be missed by family and friends who knew her as having such a quiet, gentle spirit, while loving a good laugh. Mrs. Ashby loved her family and friends so much, and was so very proud of each one. Mrs. Ashby will be missed by all that knew her.Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law Marsha and Arnold Hamilton, of Lumberton, Billie J. and Victor Lindamood, of Austin; sister Ella Marie Cook Ward, of Weatherford; brother J.M. (Jimmy) Cook, of Palestine; grandsons Michael Ibenthal, of South Padre Island and David Ibenthal and wife Belinda, of Sugar Land; granddaughters Karen Hamilton Hiraski and husband Jon, of Beaumont, Stephanie Hamilton Reddin and husband Kenny, of Laporte; great-grandchildren Jeffrey and Jazz Kristensen, Marissa Coker, Kent and Bradley Reddin; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband of 58 years, R.E. (Jack) Ashby; sisters Ruby Cook Luce and Eula Mae Cook Cliburn; brothers Hamilton and Odell Cook; one twin granddaughter Julie Diane Hamilton. Funeral services for Mrs. Ollie Dovie Cook Ashby were held Tuesday, January 20, at Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Home with her nephew the Rev. Charles Bratz of Onalaska officiating. Interment followed at the New Energy Cemetery in Belott at 3:00 p.m. Pallbearers were David Ibenthal, Jon Hirasaki, Kenny Reddin, Danny Kristensen, Barry Mace and Arnold Hamilton. Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Home


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  • Maintained by: Tom Streetman
  • Originally Created by: Petty & Pickens
  • Added: 20 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51409278
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ollie Dovie Cook Ashby (12 Oct 1910–15 Jan 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51409278, citing New Energy Cemetery, Belott, Houston County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Tom Streetman (contributor 47063251) .