Carlton Cook Sr.

Published 3:43 pm Thursday, February 18, 2016

Carlton Cook Sr.

February 16, 2016

Carlton Cook Sr., 71, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

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The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Burdick and Rev. David Grubbs officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens with Larry Dollar, Earl Dollar, Jeff Weaver, Archie Cantley, Devin Lizotte, and Arthur Cook serving as active pallbearers. Current and former employees of Southeastern Minerals and FRM will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at

Memorial donations may be made to: Magnolia Baptist Church, P.O. 377, Whigham, GA 39897.

Carlton was born August 26, 1944 in Colquitt, Ga., the son of Tony Cook and Corine Ritter Cook. Carlton was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and netting. He loved nothing more than a family gathering, especially when he was in charge of the fish fry.

Survivors include his faithful companion, Janelle Nelson; his children, Cindy Cook Keefer and her husband, Brian, of Crawfordville, Fla., Carlton Jeriet Cook Sr. and his wife, Mary Beth, of Bainbridge, William Leroy Cook of Bainbridge, Carlton Cook, Jr. and his fiancé, Raven, of Donalsonville, Ga., and Ryan Carlton Cook of Bainbridge; his siblings, Bessie Owens of Crawfordville, Fla., Gloria Cook of Bainbridge, Phyllis Williams of Bainbridge, Mary Ann Mitchell of Cairo, Ga., Andrew Cook of Bainbridge, Tony Cook of Claxton, Ga., and Gerald Cook of Florida; his grandchildren, Allison, Kyler, Austin, Arthur, Carlton Jeriet Jr., and Harleigh Grace; and his great-grandchild, Ashton. Carlton was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Jeanette, Murlene, Perry, Ted, and Carolyn; and his grandchild, Cantley Perry Cook.

The Cook Children appreciate the love and support of Carlton’s “other kids”