Alva Rucker Cook, 94, of Lexington, formerly of Waddy and Shelbyville, died on Sunday, the 12th day of June, 2022, at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Born in Anderson County on the 1st day of June, 1928, she was the daughter of the late John Sanford and Dora Dean Burk Rucker, and the widow of David Lee Cook.

Her survivors include her grandson, Mark Portwood and his wife, Amy, of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Memorial graveside services will be conducted June 16 at Bagdad Cemetery in Bagdad.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Shelbyville, and condolences may be expressed at