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ALLIANCE — Mildred Lyon Cook, 86, of Alliance, and formerly of Elkin, died on Jan. 24, 2014, at 3:05 a.m. at Alliance Community Care Center. She was born on Dec. 19, 1927, in Surry County and lived in Alliance since 2009. Mildred was a graduate of Piedmont Bible College and retired as an inspector for Lucia’s Sportswear Manufacturer. While in Alliance, she attended The Chapel in Marlboro and was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Jonesville. Mrs. Lyon was a member of the Federation of Republican Women and a member of the Rescue Squad Auxiliary. In her past-time, she enjoyed gardening and was an avid radio talk show listener. She is survived by her daughter, Sheree (Richard) Wollam of Alliance; her son, Jeff (Joyce) Lyon of Franklinville, N.J.; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Earl Poteat (Becky) and Earnest Poteat ( Carolyn), both of Elkin; a sister, Ann Bowers (Robert) of Elkin; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was her husband, C. Harold Lyon on July 2, 2000, whom she married on Aug. 16, 1946; her second husband, Jimmy Lee Cook who died Sept. 23, 2008, whom she married on Nov. 6, 2004; her parents, Jim M. and Lillie M. (Mickel) Poteat; a sister, Mammie Darnell; and three brothers, Jimmy, Richard and Ralph Poteat. The family will receive friends at Walton-Schrader Funeral Home on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, from noon to 1 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. with Pastor Joel Cochran of The Chapel of Marlboro and Mildred’s grandson, Pastor Kevin Burkholder of Goss Memorial co-officiating. A funeral service will be held in Elkin on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Elkin Funeral Service Chapel with Pastor J. Jeffery Lyon of New Freedom Bible Church, Berlin, N.J., officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to The Chapel in Marlboro Missionary Fund, 8700 Edison St. NE, Louisville, OH 44641. Arrangements are by Walton-Schrader Funeral Home, 1131 W. State St., Alliance, OH 44601. This obituary may be viewed and condolences may be sent to the family online at www.wsfuneralhome.com. Elkin Funeral Service is assisting with local arrangements.

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