Longtime Rural Hall resident Barbara Elizabeth Cook Ziglar died February 24, 2015, at age 80. Barbara was born on March 24, 1934 in Olanta, South Carolina to Burnie Eldridge Cook and Stacia Virginia Willis Cook. She graduated from Southern Seminary in 1955, where she was President of the Vogue Club and honored with Maid of the Mountain. She married the same year and spent a short time in Danville, Virginia and Columbia, South Carolina followed by four years in Chapel Hill, North Carolina before settling in Rural Hall, North Carolina. Barbara is preceded in death by her brothers, Douglas Lee Cook and Rex Glenn Cook, as well as her sister, Dorothy Cook Setzer Staples. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Dr. James Newton Ziglar Junior, daughters Katie Marie Ziglar (Dickenson Miller) of Washington, DC, Kelly Glyn Ziglar Clay (Michael) of Raleigh, NC, Dr. Susan Kimberly Ziglar of Moyock, NC, son James Newton Ziglar III of Winston Salem, NC, and grandchildren Langdon James Clay (21) and Carson Elizabeth Clay (17).
Barbara was an active member of Kingswood United Methodist Church, where she chaired the Bazaar, helped make chicken pies, taught Sunday School, and assisted with Vacation Bible School. She was a skilled baker—especially well known for her cakes. She loved riding and tending to horses and enjoyed watching her daughter and granddaughter show competitively. Barbara was a docent at Reynolda House Museum, where she held a position on the Flower Committee. Additionally, Barbara was active in the Forsyth County Dental Auxiliary.
A visitation will be held on Saturday from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Salem Funeral, 2599 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem, NC.
The funeral Service will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Kingswood United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sidney Lanier officiating. Burial will follow in Crestview Memorial Park.
The Ziglar family wishes to express our sincere appreciation to Janet Jessup and Judy Robinson for their loving care of Barbara for the last several years.
Memorial may be made to Kingswood United Methodist Church building and debt retirement fund P.O. Box 399 Rural Hall, NC 27045. Online condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com