CASAR Iva Lee Smith Cook, 77, of Wards Gap Road in Casar, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, at Crystal Coast Hospice House. Born July 19, 1942, in Burke County, she was a daughter of the late John Pinkney Smith and Ella Buff Smith. She worked at the Old Fashion Grandmother Premier for 14 years, and was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Cook; one son, Julius Cook; four brothers, John Smith, Alvin Smith, Franklin Smith and Ace Smith; seven sisters, Mae Swink, Annie Maude Towery, Florence Cook, Helen Smith, Lucy Lail, Sadui Falls; and an infant sister. Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Carter and husband, David, of Havelock; two sons, Chris Cook and wife, Tammy, of Casar, and Glenn Cook of Casar; three brothers, Howard Smith, Joe Smith and Reed Smith; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. The visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Pisgah Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Pisgah Baptist Church with the Rev. James Wedgeworth officiating. Burial will follow in the Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150 or to the Crystal Coast Hospice House, 100 Big Rock Weigh, Newport, NC 28570. A guest register is available at Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

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