Martha McGuire Cooke (77), native and resident of Linville, went to her heavenly home and into the presence of Almighty God, on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Martha was born in Banner Elk, June 3, 1939 to Theodore D. McGuire and Maxine McGuire of Linville.

She leaves, in her legacy of love and faith, her husband of 56 years, George A. Cooke, daughters Donna Luttrell of Linville, Laura Padgett (and husband Donald) of Linville, granddaughter Madison Hollar (and husband Wesley) of Linville, grandson Coston Padgett of Linville, brother Steve McGuire (and wife Judy) of Albemarle, niece Christy Holtsclaw of Linville Falls (and husband Dewayne, daughters Adrienne and Ava), nephew Christopher McGuire (and wife Brittany, children Courtlyn, Jacxie, Camden, Piper), niece Stephanie McGuire of Charlotte, nephew Jason Gray of Charleston, brother-in-law David Cooke (and wife Ramona) of Newland, sister-in-law Mamie Luther (and husband Tony) of Linville, sister-in-law Janice Payne of Weaverville, sister-in-law Peggy Sherwood of Newaygo, Michigan, and sister-in-law Linda Pittman (and husband Charles) of Pineola in addition of many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Friends and family are invited to gather to celebrate her life and legacy of love and faith at Linville United Methodist Church on Monday, March 20, 2017 from 1:00 - 2:00 (visit with family) and Celebration of Life Service from 2:00 - 3:00. A private burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Linville United Methodist Church. Donations may be sent to Linville UMC, PO Box 94, Linville, NC 28646.

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The care of Martha and her family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.

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