Elva Williams Cook, of Quincy, Florida, died March 20, 2015. She was born in Spencer, North Carolina to H. A. and Blanche Williams. She graduated from Spencer High School and Catawba College, and was a beloved high school teacher. She married Curtis C. Cook in 1945 and lived in Salisbury, North Carolina until they moved to Durham, North Carolina to open a branch of his family business, J. H. Cook & Sons. He preceded her in death in 1986. Elva moved to Quincy, Florida in 2003 to be closer to family. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and the Quincy Garden Club.
She is survived by her brother, Hugh A. Williams, Jr. (Ruth) of Raleigh, North Carolina; her daughter, Patsy Cook Bates (Mark) of Quincy, Florida, and her grandchildren, John Curtis Bates of Fletcher, North Carolina and Julia Bates of Brooklyn, New York.
Service will be Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Howerton and Bryan Funeral Home, 1005 W. Main St., Durham, North Carolina. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham.
Memorial contributions may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 206 N. Madison St., Quincy, FL., 32351.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, FL., (850) 627-7677, is in charge of arrangements.