Barbara Ann Cook, 67, of Huntland, passed away on Saturday (Nov. 30, 2019) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was born in Birmingham, Ala., on March 18, 1952, daughter of the late Valton Hoyt & Joan McFerrin Shelton. Mrs. Cook was a loving mother, grandmother and Nanny to many children. She worked at Huntland Drugs for many years, then later drove a school bus for Franklin County Schools and drove the rural mail route in Huntland for the U.S. Postal Service. At the same time, she was also a full-time Nanny to her granddaughter, Sara, spending time with her and making her childhood full and special. She has many nieces and nephews, loved animals, and had a soft and loving heart to those less fortunate. There was nothing she loved more than being outdoors, gardening, and tending to her birds, cats and dogs. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Richard Shelton. Mrs. Cook is survived by her husband, Larry Cook of Huntland; daughter, Jennifer (Bruce) Williams of Huntland; granddaughter, Sara (Joseph) Johnson of Huntland; great-granddaughter, Caroline Johnson; sister, Brenda (Charles) Clark of New Market, Ala.; sister at heart/niece, Wanda (Oscar Dean) Reed of Huntland; and nephew, Robert Clark of Chattanooga. Funeral Services will be conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. at Huntland First Baptist Church with Bro. Joe Wayne Plunkett officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Cemetery. Visitation is Monday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Huntland First Baptist Church. If you prefer to make a donation in lieu of flowers, please send to Huntland Schools for children in need. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.

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