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Originally published: 2014-02-03 12:16:28
Last modified: 2014-02-03 12:16:28

Dorothy Lee Ollis Cook

Mrs. Dorothy Lee Ollis Cook, 93, of Hillcrest Circle, Boone, passed away Friday night, Jan. 31, 2014, at the Davant Extended Care Facility.

Born May 24, 1920, in Avery County she was a daughter of the late Stancil David and Addie Franklin Ollis. Mrs. Cook worked for many years as a sales associate and buyer of Belk. She also owned and operated a drapery shop with Leatrice Norris. "Tot" enjoyed cooking and sharing meals with friends and family.

She is survived by one son, John D. Cook Jr. and wife, Carol; one grandson, Daniel Cook; one great-granddaughter, Mallory Cook, all of Boone; one sister, Ann Ollis Denton of Morganton; one brother-in-law, Edd Clay of Aberdeen; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J. D. Cook Sr.; three sisters, Lena Mace, Margaret Ramsey and Georgia Heath; and five brothers, Colin, Allen, Dick, Bill, and Stancil Ollis Jr.

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Lee Ollis Cook were conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at Boone United Methodist Church. Officiating were the Rev. Jeff McClain, the Rev. Allan Johnson and the Rev. Seth Norris. Entombment followed at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens Mausoleum. The family received friends prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at Boone United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boone United Methodist Church Stephen Ministry, 471 New Market Boulevard, Boone, NC 28607.

Online condolences may be shared with the Cook family at

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Cook family.