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Cora Lou Cookston

Cora Lou “Aunt Lukie” Frizzell Cookston, 78, of Dunlap died peacefully on Friday morning, October 11, 2013 after a very courageous battle with cancer.

She was a member of Daus church of Christ and was a retired business women, being manager of a finance and mortgage company. She founded the Sequatchie County Cancer Support Network and helped many, many cancer patients. She organized and participated in several fundraisers to raise money to help cancer patients. She put together a Hee Haw program several years ago and it has grown so much they have to perform three nights now.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Marilda Smith Frizzell; and sons, Kirk Cookston and an infant son, Lance Eric Cookston.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, J.C. Cookston of Dunlap; daughter, Deb (Paul) Hunter of Atlanta, Georgia; sisters, Billie Sue (Olan) Mooneyham, Brenda Dean (Norman) Cookston and Yuvonne Jean Cookston; a special friend like a sister, Winna Greene Bessey, all of Dunlap; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 13 at Sequatchie County High School with ministers David Swanger officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were David and Ray Swanger, Gary, Larry and Derrick Mooneyham, Brett, Mark and Mike Cookston, Darrell Johnson and Anthony Sanders. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Hee Haw cast and officers and board members of Sequatchie County Cancer Support Network.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sequatchie County Cancer Support Network, P.O. Box 98, Dunlap, TN 37327.

An online guestbook is at

Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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