Ruby S Cook

December 7, 1931June 5, 2021


STONY POINT – Ruby Cook, 89 of Stony Point went home to the Lord on June 5, 2021 after a lengthy illness at Taylorsville House. She had previously resided in Hildebran with her devoted husband Roger Cook, who preceded her.

Ruby was born December 7, 1931 in Caldwell County and was the daughter of the late Claude and Bertha Hollar Smith.

She had a passion for trees, as her grandmother had taught her the names of the different ones when she was younger. She loved playing the piano, which she did at church for several years. After years of raising 5 children, she went back to school and received her teaching degree from Lenoir Rhyne University. She was a beloved teacher and when she retired, she picked back up her hobbies of painting and gardening.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ruby was preceded in death by her son Thomas (Tommy) Bumgarner, one of her brothers, J.W. Smith, and her 2 sisters, Estelle VanHoy and Sadie Bowman.

Survivors include her children, David Bumgarner and wife Brenda, Kenny Bumgarner and wife Donna, Brenda Hallman and husband Richard, Linda White and husband Joe; 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and her brother Wade Smith and wife Barbara.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 11 AM at Catawba Memorial Park with Pastor Jeff Brown officiating. Burial will follow.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 6 PM – 8 PM at Catawba Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left at

The Cook Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.


  • David Bumgarner (Brenda), Son
  • Kenny Bumgarner (Donna), Son
  • Brenda Hallman (Richard), Daughter
  • Linda White (Joe), Daughter
  • Wade Smith (Barbara), Brother
  • 7grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren


  • Visitation

    Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 12, 2021


Ruby S Cook

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Mary Kirby

June 12, 2021

So sorry for your loss. I’m honored to have been able to help with her care she was very dear to me❤️