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Mary Ruth Groome Coble

  • Birth 1915 Groometown, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 10 Feb 2010 Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 48274463

SALISBURY — Mrs. Mary Ruth Groome Coble, a resident of Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks, Salisbury, N.C., formally of 820 Central Avenue, Burlington, N.C., passed away peacefully on February 10, 2010 at the age of 94.

Born and raised in Groometown in Guilford County, daughter of the late Zachariah Lee Groome and Minnie Armfield Groome , she was educated in the Guilford County Schools and is a graduate of Jamestown (N.C.) High School. In 1937 she graduated from The Woman's College of The University of North Carolina in Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education.

After graduation, she taught at Intelligence School, Rockingham County, Efland High School, Efland, N.C. and Bessemer School in Greensboro, N.C.

She retired and married the late Charles R. Coble, Sr., of Burlington and was a devoted wife and mother of their five children. A member of Front Street Methodist Church, she was active in Women of the Church as a circle member and chairman.

She encouraged and believed in the importance of learning and education. She was a life-long learner that enjoyed and excelled in academics. She was known for her graciousness, hospitality, wit, sharp memory, and most of all for her love and unwavering faith in God.

She was preceded in death, by her husband Charles Coble Sr. and her son, John Richard Coble, of Burlington.

Survivors include daughter Ruth Coble Mills of West Hartford, Conn., sons, Charles R. Coble, Jr. and wife Betty, William Lee Coble and wife Annelle, of Burlington, and daughter, Martha Coble Lassiter and husband Randy of Salisbury, N.C., 10 grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren.

Graveside services: Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 2 p.m. Pine Hill Cemetery, Burlington, N.C.

Published in News Record on February 12, 2010



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  • Created by: David Clay
  • Added: 18 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48274463
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ruth Groome Coble (1915–10 Feb 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48274463, citing Pine Hill Cemetery, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by David Clay (contributor 46973418) .