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Alma Mae (Miller) Cook

March 30, 1930 ~ March 26, 2019 (age 88)

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Alma “Tootie” Miller Cook, 88, of Lower Browns Creek, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, Tuesday, March 26, 2019.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late David and Julie Wilson Miller.  She was the wife of Claude Cook who died in 1983.  She was also preceded in death by her sister:  Grace McNeil and her husband, Earl McNeil; brother:  Ray Miller; and, a niece:  Joy Miller.  Alma was a prayer warrior, dedicated Christian, wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, and a friend to all.

Surviving are 2 daughters:  Sylvia Autrey and Cindy Nanney and husband, Tarrell, of Burnsville; grandchildren:  Jarrod Autrey (Gelene), Bradley Autrey, Sarah Angel (William), Joshua Nanney (Amy); 9 great grandchildren; 1 great, great grandchild and 1 expected in April; her nephew:  John McNeil and wife, Michelle; and 2 great nieces:  Morgan Street and Paige McNeil.

A Celebration of her life will be held at 1PM Saturday, on her birthday, March 30, in her church, Liberty Chapel, of which she was a founding and charter member.  Revs. Bart Deyton, Scot Jenkins and Randy Randolph will officiate.  Burial will be in the Carroway Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8PM Friday at Holcombe Brothers Funeral home.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of Hospice & Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge.

Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

To send flowers to Alma's family, please visit our floral section.


March 29, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
501 East Main Street
Burnsville, NC 28714

Funeral Service
March 30, 2019

1:00 PM
Liberty Chapel
Lower Browns Creek Road
Burnsville, NC 28714

American Legion Service
March 30, 2019

3:00 PM
Carroway Cemetery
Carroway Cemetery Road
Burnsville, NC 28714


Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge
236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine NC 28777
Tel: 1-828-765-5677

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