She was the daughter of the late Bessie Gatlin Cross and Levi Cross. She was also preceded in death by one son, Vernon Hooker; sister, Christine Anderson; brothers: Bate Cross, R.J. Cross and Hubert Cross; and her ex-husband, Ralph Hooker.
She loved music and was a member of Mercy Tabernacle in Polk County.
Survivors include her husband, Tony Clay, of Calhoun; daughter, Lisa Bauknecht of Cleveland; son, Dewayne Hooker and his wife, Lisa, of Georgetown; stepdaughters, Laura Moore and Christy Clay, both of Adairsville, Ga.; eight grandchildren: Meranda and Gabby Breedlove of Cleveland, Brook and Dakota Hooker, Eric and Matt Freeman, all of Georgetown, and Courtney Morris and Noah Clay of Adairsville; brothers and sisters: Rosie Young , J.L. Cross, Reba Lay and Russell Cross, all of Cleveland; and mother-in-law Wansley Clay of Calhoun.
The Remembrance of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, from the Mercy Tabernacle in Polk Co. with the Revs. John W. McCann and Gary Hooker officiating.
The body will be at the church from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service.
Interment will follow in the Four Mile Cemetery with Lonnie Cross, Josh Cross, Matt Freeman, Dakota Hooker, Eric Freeman and Adam Randolph serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 this evening and after noon Tuesday at the Wildwood Avenue Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes.
You may view and sign the register book at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.