|Birth: ||Aug. 17, 1841|
|Death: ||Aug. 20, 1926|
"The many friends of Mrs Lamar Cobb will be grieved to learn of her death which occurred Friday afternoon at five o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs E D Sledge on Hancock avenue.
Mrs Cobb had just passed her eighty-fifth birthday. She had enjoyed comparatively good health up to a few months since when she began to decline and for the past two weeks had been rapidly nearing the end. Death came quietly and peacefully Friday afternoon.
Mrs Cobb was one of the oldest and most honored citizens of Athens. She was born in this city in 1841, the daugther of Mr and Mrs John H Newton. Her early education was in the private schools of Athens and then she went to Wesleyan College in Macon, from which institution she was later a graduated.
In 1861 she became the bride of Mr Lamar Cobb, who served in the Confederate army with the rank of major. Five children blessed this union, two of whom, Messrs Basil Cobb and Lamar Cobb, Jr, are dead. The other three, Mrs Edward Deloney Sledge and Mrs William C Davis of this city, and Mr Edwin N Cobb of Leesburg, Fla, survive their mother. Mrs Cobb is also survived by her sister, Mrs Henry H Carlton, and her grandchildren, Mrs J P Stetson, Miss Winnifred Davis, Mr E D Sledge, Jr., Mr Lamar Cobb Sledge, Miss Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, Messrs Edwin N Cobb, Jr and James Charles Cobb.
Mrs Cobb was a typical woman of the Old South, the highest type of a civilization that has never been equalled. Possessed of all the graces and charm of Southern womanhood, she made friends and kept them. Se joined the Methodist church in Macon when a school girl at Wesleyan and after she graduated she transferred her membership to the First Methodist church of this city. She has been a member of that church perhaps longer than any other member.
The funeral of Mrs Cobb was conducted Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the First Methodist church by Rev W S Robison, presiding elder of the Athens district. Interment was in Oconee cemetery."
Banner-Herald, Aug 22, 1926 ~ page 4
Lamar Cobb (1840 - 1907)*
Oconee Hill Cemetery
Created by: Mary Echols
Record added: Apr 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26339256
|Photos may be scaled.|
Click on image for full size.