Raymond Cook (TRENTON, S.C.)

TRENTON, S.C. - Mr. Raymond Cook, 73, husband of Barbara Thomas Cook, entered into rest on Sunday, December 05, 2010 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. with his family by his side. In addition to his wife of 53 years, he is survived by a daughter, Gayle (Eddie) Wilson of Edgefield, a son, Thomas (Brenda) Cook of Trenton, a brother, Larry (Pam) Cook of Trenton, and six grandchildren: Allyson Wilson, Charleston; Justin Wilson, Myrtle Beach; Josh Wilson, Spartanburg; Mitch Cook, Aiken; Kelsey Cook and Collin Cook, Trenton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and ruby Langley Cook and a son, Mike Cook. Raymond was a farmer and partner in Cook's Roadside Market in Trenton. He drew his strength from tilling soil and was happiest walking the orchard or plowing the fields. Before retiring in 1985, he taught welding at Aiken Vocational School for 18 years. He also served on the Edgefield County School Board of Trustees for 15 years. He was a member of Trenton United Methodist Church where he was serving as Chairman of the Administrative Council. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, December 8, at 11:00 a.m. at Trenton United Methodist Church with the Reverend Cheryl Toothe officiating. Interment will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery in Trenton. Pallbearers will be Carroll Clark, Reg Williams, Ric Vann, Danny Day, Huck Moss, and Tony Watson. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Trenton United Methodist Church, 1242 Augusta Road, Trenton, SC 29847. Edgefield Mercantile Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-December 7, 2010