Mary Lois Bentley Cook, age 97, of Alto, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2023. 

Born on August 16, 1925, in the Leaf Community of White County, she was a daughter of the late Hubert Lee Bentley and Daisy Mae Humphries Bentley. Mrs. Cook retired from Chicopee/Ethicon, and was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, cross stitching, needle point, gardening, reading, shopping, and traveling (especially to the beach). 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer E. Cook; brother, Grady Bentley; sisters, Fannie Ruth Wade, and Mildred Holbrook. 

 Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Cook Gerrin (Steve) of Alto; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Cook (Kim) of Alto; grandchildren, Julie Gerrin Parker (Chad) of Homer, Stephanie Gerrin Shubert (Brent) of Cornelia, Brandy Cook Anderson (Matt) of Clarkesville, and Jacob Pitts of Alto; great grandchildren, Emily Parker, and Melody Parker both of Homer, Zach Shubert, Addie Shubert, and Sydney Shubert all of Cornelia, Harold Anderson, and Ely Anderson both of Clarkesville, Charlie Pitts, Jackson Pitts, and Trey Smith all of Mt. Airy, and Hazel Bea Pitts of Wisconsin; numerous nieces and nephews. 

 Funeral services are scheduled for 3 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2023 in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with Rev. Kenneth McEntire and Rev. Chad Parker officiating. Interment will follow in Mud Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ray Turpin officiating. 

 The family will receive friends from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at the funeral home. 

 An online guest register is available and may be viewed at 

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.