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Helen Marie Cook

May 23, 1946 — October 29, 2022

Helen Marie Cook, age 76, passed away at the Union County Nursing home on Saturday, October 29, 2022 after an extended illness. She was born on May 23, 1946 in Murphy, North Carolina to the late Robert Clon and Ruth Lucille Keenum of Hiwassee Dam, North Carolina.

Survivors include her children, Scott (Ramanda) Hughes of Blairsville, Ga and Paula (David) Court of Atlanta, Ga. She has three grandchildren who were her greatest joy in life, Trevor Hughes, Kyra Hughes, and Claudia Court. Survivors include her sister, Margaret (James) Larry Clonts of Blairsville, Ga and her brother, Lowell (Melva) Keenum of Lilburn, GA. She has one niece, Melissa (James) Hawkins and one nephew James (Shauna) Keenum. Preceding in death is her husband Joseph Preston Cook.

Helen was best known for her friendly, beautiful smile and positive attitude. Her favorite activities in her later year were numerous holiday parties with her family, working crossword puzzles, eating ice cream, and frequent trips to Walmart with her daughter.

As per Helen's wishes, no formal services are planned. 

Cochran Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Helen Marie Cook; you may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at

In lieu of flowers, please celebrate Helen's memory in your own ways. Plant a flower in your garden in remembrance of her or hang a bird feeder to attract the cardinals that she loved. She will be with all of us in spirit.

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