Mr. Cook and his wife Katfish Katy's in Huntsdale.
Mr. Miles also was active in the development and construction of Miles Manor, the first subdivision in Columbia to focus on African American home ownership.
World War II veteran Harold Bell Carter of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
Betty B. Dack of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 29. She was 90 years old.
Helen Irene Hathman of Columbia died on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
Steve Ray Simpson Sr. died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, watching UFO movies and NASCAR racing.
Dwayne White was a light-hearted man who loved to sing and dance to music by Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin.
Lorna Grace Navarrez Perez died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. She dedicated her life to family, children and the Filipino community.
Patricia Brock taught the importance of family and friends and to her children.
Ralph Poe, 89, of Columbia died Thursday. He was a Purple Heart recipient, farmer, gardener and pied piper of animals.
As a new year begins, we look back at hundreds of people in Columbia and Boone County who died in the past 12 months.
Marcia Easley, who at one time worked at the Missouri School of Journalism, found time for many hobbies, including quilt-making, dancing and gardening.
Robert Eugene "Gene" Riddell Jr. died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, after a battle with cancer.
From 1956 to 1960, Robert Paul Henry served in the Columbia Police Department.
Mary Jane Lang Grundler died Tuesday at 93. Dr. Grundler taught business education and excellence.
The decorated war veteran gave 31 years of service to the the military. He led troops through the Pacific during World War II and served as security division chief of the then-newly formed Central Intelligence Group (now the CIA), director of security in the Office of Secretary of Defense and eventually as a chief of security in a division at the Pentagon.
Mary Jane Grundler worked at MU for 38 years. When she retired in 1985, she was awarded the title Professor Emeritus of Education.
Claude D. Barton, 96, served in the Army during World War II and continued his military career until 1970. He also was the CIA's first chief of its Security Division.