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Arvin Martinez (Fish) Cook

December 4, 1962 ~ February 16, 2024 (age 61) 61 Years Old

Arvin Martinez Cook Obituary

Sylacauga, Alabama - Arvin Marinez Cook earthly journey began on December 4, 1962, to the parents of William Cook and Mary Sexton Cook in Sylacauga, Alabama.  Arvin was affectionately known as “Fish” by family and close friends who loved him dearly.

At an early age, Arvin united with Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Sylacauga, Alabama, under the leadership of the late Rev. S. C. Bolton.  He was educated in the Talladega County School System and attended B.B. Comer Memorial High School in Sylacauga, Alabama.

Arvin was later employed with Avondale Mills, Inc. in Sylacauga, Alabama for many years.

Along Arvin’s life’s journey he was united in Holy Matrimony, and through this union four children were born.

Arvin departed this walk of life on February 16, 2024, under the care of Talladega Health & Rehab, in Talladega, Alabama.  In Heaven, Arvin will join his father, William Cook, Sr. his grandparents and other close relatives.

His love will forever be cherished by his loving children, Javel McElrath, Jamall McElrath, both of Benton Harbor, MI, Cortez Cook, and Jatavya Hill both of Atlanta, GA, a loving and devoted mother, Mary S. Cook of Sylacauga, AL; five loving sisters, Alicia Cook of Phenix City, AL, Minister Denise Godfrey (Deforest) of Sylacauga, AL, Melodie Griffin (John) of Tupelo, MS, Dr. Carma Cook of Chattanooga, TN, and Dr. Rochelle Cook of Greensboro, NC; loving brothers, Reginald Cook (Rose) of Sylacauga, AL, and William Cook, Jr. (Catrina) of Tuskegee, AL; three aunts, Mary Price of Decatur, GA, Patricia Harkness, and Dott Grimitt both of Sylacauga, AL; one uncle, Minard Cook of Sylacauga, AL; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of life for Arvin Martinez Cook (Fish), age 61, will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Sylacauga, Alabama. Rev. Deforest Godfrey, eulogist. Interment will commence in Pine Grove Church Cemetery, Sylacauga, Alabama.  Public Viewing will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024 1:00PM to 7:00PM with family hours 5:00PM to 8:00PM at Community Funeral Home.

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February 23, 2024

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Community Funeral Home
511 Edgewood Drive
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Celebration of Life
February 24, 2024

12:00 PM
Pine Grove Baptist Church
1587 Pine Grove Road
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Interment following funeral service
February 24, 2024

Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
1586 Pine Grove Road
Sylacauga, AL 35150

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