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Originally published: 2012-12-26 09:04:17
Last modified: 2012-12-26 09:04:17

Lucille Shook

Mrs. Lucille Shook passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 24, 2012, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, after several years of declining health. She is now at peace in the arms of her blessed Savior.

The daughter of Rosa and Leonard Hodges of Valle Crucis, she lived most of her life in Banner Elk. She was a resident of Heritage of Sugar Mountain in Newland.

A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; she loved to garden and quilt. Shook was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Newland. In addition to her parents, Shook was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Shook; great-grandson, Ricky Shook; four sisters, Rita Mae Townsend, Bessie Harrell, Ruth Easton, Ruby Bentley; and one brother, Charles Hodges.

She is survived by four children, daughters Lois Strickland (Bob) of Pleasant Garden, and Rachel Hoilman (Wayne) of Newland; sons, Everett Shook (Shirley) of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Bynum Shook (Christine) of Newland; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anne Baird of Hillsboro, Ohio and Clara Baird of Clearwater, Fla.; five brothers, Dave Hodges of Salisbury, Bob Hodges of Nebo, Reece Hodges of Johnson City, Tenn., Russell Hodges of Hampton, Tenn., and Herman Hodges of Monroe.

Funeral services for Shook will be conducted 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the Emmanuel Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Joe Ingham. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11a.m. to 12 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in the White Rock Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 933 Millers Gap Highway, Newland, NC 28657.

Online condolences may be shared with the Shook family at

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Shook family.

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