Grace (Paul) Cook

Born: Mon., Oct. 30, 1933
Died: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Feb. 03, 2018
Location: Woodville Baptist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 03, 2018
Location: Woodville Baptist Church

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Mary Grace Paul Cook, of Woodville GA, died Tuesday, January 23 at St Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, GA at the age of 84.  She was born on October 30, 1933 in Lexington, GA, the only child of the late Robert Clifford (R.C.) Paul and Mary Grace Miller Paul. Affectionately known as “Little Grace,” she attended school in Lexington and was a graduate of Oglethorpe County High School.  Grace received her degree in elementary education from Georgia State College for Women (GSCW) in Milledgeville.

On August 1, 1954 she married Richard Russell Cook of Woodville and began her life as an army wife.  Together they made the perfect military couple.  Grace traveled from state to state with Richard which included Kentucky, Virginia, Texas, Kansas, Alabama, Georgia, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, and Colorado before they returned to Georgia in 1979.  Never living more than two years in one place, Grace became the expert packer and army hostess.  She also taught school in many of the places that they lived before retiring after 25 years in education from Union Point Elementary School.  Grace proudly belonged to the Alpha Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma where her mother was a founding member. 

Grace loved her lake home and enjoyed decorating it for every season.  She was a wonderful cook and delighted in baking bread for her relatives and neighbors.  Grace made friends everywhere she went and will be remembered by many for her kindness, loving nature, thoughtfulness, and generosity.

Grace was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Ret. Colonel Richard Russell Cook.  Survivors include her two daughters, Gracie Branch of Norman, OK and Catherine White (Rick) of College Park, GA; three grandchildren, Cassy Lynn Mathis, Logan Calaway Branch and Austin Cook Branch; her wonderful caregivers, Frances and Glenda; and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 3 at 11:00 a.m. at the Woodville Baptist Church, 1191 Peachtree Avenue E., Woodville, GA 30669 with Dr. Lee Smith officiating.  Interment will follow in the Woodville Cemetery.  A reception will follow the service at the School House.  Serving as pallbearers are Johnny O’Neal, Russell Brock, Phil Brock, John Hill O’Neal, Logan Branch and Austin Branch.  The family will receive friends Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at the church. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Oconee Regional Humane Society, 1020 Park Avenue, Suite 101, Greensboro, GA 30642. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes St., Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Raymond Webb
   Posted Fri January 26, 2018
I can remember working with Miss Grace at Union Point Elementary. She always had a Smile and Some Encouraging Words if there was a Problem. She was a True Friend to Me and I will Always Appreciate That!!

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
My prayers are with you all at this time.

Bob & Ann Harris
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
Grace would remember us as two of her OCHS Class of 1950 classmates, Bobby Harris and Annabelle Craft. We became Bob & Ann Harris when we married 26 Dec. 1954. Our class of 1950 enjoyed many high school reunions since graduation and we all attended if at all possible up through our 63rd time, and never once mixed our class with another class years reunion. Grace could always be counted on to help organize and plan for each event. She and Richard have been our dear friends for as long as we've known them, and we will miss both of them until we meet again in Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family at this time. Bob & Ann

Floyd Family
   Posted Mon January 29, 2018
We would like to extend our condolences to the family during this sad time. What has helped our family to cope with similar loss is the Bible's positive message. In it, our Heavenly Father assures us of his loving support, and he promises to reunite us with our dear loved ones (Psalm 34:18 and Acts 24:15). In the days to come, may these thoughts help to encourage your family. Take care.

Alpha Theta Society
   Posted Tue January 30, 2018
All members of Alpha Theta send thoughts and prayers to the family. Grace was an active and loving member of Alpha Theta. She always greeted everyone with a smile and served us well as vice-president for several years. She was indeed a lovely lady, loved by all.

Angie hamm
   Posted Wed January 31, 2018
Mrs. Cook was my kindergarten teacher at union point elementary in 1982-1983. She was so kind and really made me feel like I was one of her own children. She made an everlasting impression and was one of my favorite teachers. I talk about her often and tell both my children about how special she was and what a great teacher she was.

Ann Tiller
   Posted Fri February 02, 2018
Grace was a sweet and thoughtful lady. She was a dear Alpha Theta sister who I admired for her knowledge and grace. She was a great help to me as soon as I knew her. A wonderful friend ! She made a positive impact on everyone with her Southern charm. I am glad our paths crossed. She will be missed.

Deborah Smith
   Posted Mon February 05, 2018
Mrs. Grace Cook will be greatly missed in our town of Woodville, GA. She was a very sweet, adorable and caring person. It is with my deepest condolences to the family.

Ruth Hendrix
   Posted Thu February 15, 2018
We met Grace when she became our children's school teacher. After that we were sure to stop on our Trick or Treat route as she always welcomed the kids to "scare" her with laughter of boo and songs of the season. She will truly be remembered for the education encouragement she gave her students.

Bob and Davilyn Rainwater
   Posted Mon February 26, 2018
"Miss" Cook was our two daughters' kindergarten teacher. They loved her because of her kind ways. She will be missed by many.