WINTERVILLE – Betty Joanne Tucker Cobb, 73, died Monday, February 2, 2009, following an extended illness. She was under the loving care of her family and Hospice Advantage at her residence.
Born in Winterville on April 29, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Maryland Alfred Tucker Sr. and Addie Mae Tucker. She graduated from the first 12th grade class at Winterville High School. She was an active member of Winterville First Baptist Church, where she taught in the children’s department for Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for some 40 years. She also served as Church custodian for 16 years. Mrs. Cobb was preceded in death by a step-grandchild, Meranda Hill.
Survivors include her loving husband of 53 years, Alexander D. Cobb; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Lowe, Sussex, Wis., and Henry (London, England), Alexis and Stanley Hill, Oakwood; sister, Marilyn Ferguson, Hull; brothers and sister-in-law, Bobby Tucker, Danielsville, and Larry and Karen Tucker, North Jefferson; grandchildren, Marcus Lewis, Morehead City, N.C., Joanna Lewis, Sussex, Wis., Cameron Allen, Oakwood; step-grandchildren, Victoria and Georgina Lowe, Lancaster, England, Henslee Hill and wife, Caroline, Gainesville; step-great-grandchild, Charles William Hill; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 7, at 11 a.m., in the sanctuary at Winterville First Baptist Church with Jim Akins and the Rev. Eugene Smith officiating. Her body will lie in state for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Athens. Pallbearers will be Ken Marable, Josh Seymour, Danny Seymour, Edward Smith, Ronnie Harris and Scott Lester.
Memorial donations may be made to the Winterville First Baptist Church, 305 N. Church St., Winterville, GA 30683, or Hospice Advantage, 135 Athens West Pkwy., Suite A, Athens, GA 30606.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.