Peggy Gene Ware Cook, 81, died Tuesday, Aug. 13 at her home in Knoxville. She had been sick for a lengthy period.
She was born and raised in Adams, Tenn., and was a member of Red River Baptist Church. She was preceeded in death by her parents, Archie Eugene and Madie Herndon Ware.
She survived by her husband Walter C. Cook; daughter Colette Ann Wilhelm of Warner Robbins, Ga.; son Walter (Wally) C. Cook Jr., of Knoxville; grandsons Alex Wilhelm and Nickolas Wilhelm, and granddaughter Caitlin Marie Wilhelm, all of Warner Robbins; sister-in-law Carolyn Lance of McMinnville; brothers-in-law Cecil Cook, Franklin, Norman Cook, Paris, and Harold Cook of McMinnville; and her cousin Bobby Ware of Athens, Ala.
She loved to travel and had visited many states as well as Morocco, Spain, islands of Guam and Palau, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. She was a multi-talented artist working in ceramic, baskets and wreaths. She was internationally known for her reproduction of antique cross stitch samplers and was featured in the state of Tennessee Folklife Program of the Tennessee Arts Commission.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday with an 11 a.m. service at McMinnville Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 16, 2013