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Cook, Carolyn Clark

Carolyn Clark Cook, former longtime resident of Jackson, died Saturday, March 12, 2011 in Jefferson City, Tenn. She was born in Butts County July 19, 1924, daughter of the late Willie Albert Clark and Carrie Estella Biles Clark. She was a graduate of Jackson High School. She was wife of the late Winfred A. “Rusty” Cook, who died Sept. 10, 1997. She was employed by the old Pepperton Cotton Mill and Avondale Mills before retirement. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for over 25 years. Ms. Carolyn was a “people person” and many will remember her for her love and wit. She was a columnist for the Jackson Progress-Argus for many years, compiling the East Jackson News. She was a longtime member of the Jackson Business and Professional Women’s Organization and loved to attend its meetings, conventions and picnics. Ms. Carolyn loved flowers, cooking and fishing. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and William Whitworth, of Jefferson City, Tenn.; son, Harry Cook; adopted son, Terry Kitchens; grandchildren, Bill and Amie Whitworth and daughter, Aubrey, Kari and Scott Whaley and son, Franklin, Amy and Zach Whitworth, Lauren Kitchens and daughter Hayden Kitchens, Whitney and C.J. Berry and children, Jasmine, Elise and Maya. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Clark, and sisters, Anne Mason and Marlene Morgan. The family received friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. A private graveside service was held Saturday for the family. Those desiring may make a memorial contribution to the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, Ga., 30346. You may read the obituary and sign the online guest register by signing in to www.haistenfuneral.com. Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson, your locally owned funeral home, is in charge of arrangements.