Evelyn Bessinger Cook (Barnwell)

Evelyn Bessinger Cook, 88, of Barnwell, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Aiken.

Evelyn was born on November 15, 1928 in Statesboro, Ga. She was a daughter of the late William and Bertha Hulst Bessinger. She was a retired officer with the Barnwell County Detention Center. She was a member of Green Branch Pentecostal Holiness Church. Evelyn was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Her loving spirit will be missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017 in the Mole Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Gunnells and Ken Dodson officiating. Burial will follow in the Barnwell County Memorial Cemetery at the airport. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Mole Funeral Home.

Survivors include her sons, Bennie Cook and Robert (Annameta) Cook of Barnwell, Paul (Cibeth) Cook of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Ronnie (Patti) Cook of Vero Beach, Fla.; daughter, Charlene (Ralph) Bridges of Macon, Ga.; brothers, Bubba Bessinger, James (Cheryl) Bessinger, Gene (Irene) Bessinger of Barnwell and Jimmy (Debra) Bessinger of South Congaree; sisters, Willie Jean B. Freeman, Jeanette Brant and Linda (Julian) Baxley of Barnwell; 19 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

Mole Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign the online register at molefh.com.