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Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations

3060 Us Hwy 70 Se, Hickory, NC

OBITUARY

Charlotte Louise (Ledford) Cook

November 15, 1928October 2, 2019
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CHARLOTTE LEDFORD COOK Hickory – Charlotte Ledford Cook of Hickory went home to be with the Lord on October 2, 2019 at Carolina Caring surrounded by her loving family. Charlotte was born on November 15, 1928 in Catawba County. She was the daughter of the late Elmer Grady Ledford Sr. and Sara Ellen Smith Ledford. She loved all types of flowers and working in her flower garden, but most importantly she loved spending time with her family and the Ledford sisters. Charlotte retired from the Catawba County Sheriff’s office as a Corporal in 1995. Charlotte also spent many years working at Hickory Springs Manufacturing. In addition to her parents, Charlotte was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Harold Ledford, Galen Ledford, James Ledford and 4 sisters, Arlene Parsons, Betty Jo Ledford, Maxine Dickinson and Rita Ann Lutz. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 71 years Carmie Cook of Hickory, son, Gary Cook and wife Jan of Lawndale and daughter Vickie Rhoades of Conover; 4 grandchildren, Kerry Penley and wife Kristan, Chris Penley and wife Beth, Carmine Willis and husband Jim and Mandy Lomax and husband Alan; 8 great grandchildren, Kolleen and Raegan Willis, Cameron and Anna Kathryn Penley, Hunter and Grant Penley, Sydney and Davis Lomax. Charlotte is also survived by Sisters Eula Hefner, Brenda Sluder and Brother Elmer “Samp” Ledford and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Catawba Funeral Home on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3:00pm with Pastor Chris Huffman officiating. The family will receive friends at 2:00 pm prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Carolina Caring at 3975 Robinson Rd, Newton, NC 28658. Condolences may be left at www.catawbamemorialpark.com. The Cook family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.

  • FAMILY

  • Carmie Cook, Husband
  • Gary Cook, Son
  • Jan Cook, Daughter-in-law
  • Vickie Rhoades, Daughter
  • Kerry Penley, Grandson
  • Kristan Penley, Granddaughter-in-law
  • Chris Penley, Grandson
  • Beth Penley, Granddaughter-in-law
  • Carmine Willis, Granddaughter
  • Jim Willis, Grandson-in-law
  • Mandy Lomax, Granddaughter
  • Alan Lomax, Grandson-in-law
  • Kolleen Willis, Great Grandchild
  • Raegan Willis, Great Grandchild
  • Cameron Penley, Great Grandchild
  • Anna Kathryn Penley, Great Grandchild
  • Hunter Penley, Grandchild
  • Grant Penley, Great Grandchild
  • Sydney Lomax, Great Grandchild
  • Davis Lomax, Great Grandchild
  • Eula Hefner, Sister
  • Brenda Sluder, Sister
  • Elmer "Samp" Ledford, Brother
  • Charlotte also leaves numerous nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Patrick Parsons
  • Tony Dickinson
  • Chris Parsons
  • Andy Dickinson
  • Pete Lutz
  • Brian Lutz
  • DONATIONS

  • Carolina Caring

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Sunday, October 6, 2019

Memories

Charlotte Louise (Ledford) Cook

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Jill and Andy Anderson

October 4, 2019

Our heartfelt sympathies to all the family. We are so glad we were able to visit with Charlotte while on our visit to NC a few months ago.

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