Nora Lee Peeler Cook was born on March 16, 1926 on her parent's farm in the Mooretown Community of Cannon County. Nora was the daughter of Hessie (Moore) and George Lee Peeler who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her daughter, Cathy Cook Bennett, sister and brother-in-law, Grace Peeler and Fred Todd, and husband, Bill Cook.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lou and Darrell Goins of Woodbury; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Karen Cook; son-in-law, Michael Bennett; Grandchildren, Ray & Sara Bennett and Tabitha & Kevin Ragland, both of Murfreesboro, Michelle Bennett & Joey Potts of Shelbyville; Catrina & Bryan Jones of Manchester; Step grandchildren, Seth (Heather) Powell, Lydia (Eric) Weber, and Hannah Powell; Great grandchildren, Knox Bennett, Eli & Nolan Ragland, Dawson & Jordan Reed, and Wyatt Jones. Step great-grandchildren, McKenna, Landon & Grayson Powell; Brother and sister-in-law, G.L. & Kay Peeler of Woodbury. Also surviving are many great nieces and nephews.
A Cannon County native, Nora Lee grew up on the farm and graduated from Woodbury Central High School in 1944. Anxious to aid in the war efforts, she left for Oak Ridge, Tennessee three days after graduation where she supervised the mail room at K-25 Uranium 235 Separation Plant. It was in Oak Ridge she met her husband, Bill Cook from Macon County, TN and until their divorce in October 1967 she lived in Oak Ridge or in Oliver Springs, TN where her three children were born. She returned to Cannon County and was employed at Colonial Corporation of America until retirement in April 1993. She was of the Baptist faith. Ms. Nora had a great love for children and taught Sunday School at Community Baptist Church in Oliver Springs and for over 25 years cared for little ones at First Baptist Church in Woodbury. A bird lover, she could be found making sure that the small creatures had both food and water year round. Until her health declined, she also loved to grow many flowers, especially roses.
Funeral Services will be 10 AM Thursday, September 15, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Wade Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Cherry Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 8 PM Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideon's International or the Adams Memorial Library.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net