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 Eileen Myrtle <I>King</I> Cobb

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Eileen Myrtle King Cobb

  • Birth 28 Jul 1923 Clarksville, Johnson County, Arkansas, USA
  • Death 8 Aug 2012 Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas, USA
  • Burial Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
  • Plot 14, 0, 1000
  • Memorial ID 95065378

Eileen Cobb

Eileen M. Cobb, 89, of Jonesboro, formerly of Fort Smith, died peacefully on Aug. 8, 2012, in Jonesboro. She was born July 28, 1923, in Clarksville to Earl C. and Myrtle King. Following high school graduation, she was a clerk/typist for the War Price and Ration Board, the Veterans Administration and the Federal Housing Administration. When her children were born, she was a stay-at-home mom until the two oldest graduated high school, at which point she started night classes. Mrs. Cobb received her bachelor's degree from Arkansas Polytechnic College and a master's from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She taught elementary school for four years and then adult education for 12 1/2 years. She retired from teaching in 1988 at age 65.

Mrs. Cobb was very active in retirement. She was a member of the Northeast Arkansas Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), the Village Book Club, and the Hand & Foot Club. She enjoyed reading, exercising and any type of games, which helped keep her mind sharp. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Jonesboro and the Phebean Sunday school class taught by Ava Duke, Daughters of the American Revolution, Jonesboro and Fort Smith Chapters ,and the retired Teachers Association of Arkansas, Jonesboro and Fort Smith. Mrs. Cobb was a former member and longtime Sunday school teacher of Grand Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Smith.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon and husband Ron Cole of Jonesboro and Cynthia and husband Norman Miller of Cleveland, Ga.; two sons, David Cobb of Fort Smith and Randy and wife Lori Cobb of Bryant; a sister, Barbara E. Kymer of Fort Smith; grandchildren, Alisha Bradley, Aaron Cobb, Jason and wife Michele Cobb, Tyler Cobb, Amanda Cole, Joshua Miller and Diana and husband Vinny Aldrich; great-grandchildren, Alex, Haley, Evelyn, Gwen, Jack, Desmond, Tyra, Naomi and Heather.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick A. "Freddy" Cobb; and grandson, Bradley Cole.

Funeral service will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at the U.S. National Cemetery all under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

The family will greet friends at Edwards Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Grand Avenue Baptist Church, 39th & Grand Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72904.

To sign an online guestbook, visit

-- Source: Times Record Online Edition [of the Fort Smith Times Record], 10 Aug 2012, Fort Smith Arkansas, Obituaries section.

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  • Created by: Robert W Morris
  • Added: 9 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95065378
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Eileen Myrtle King Cobb (28 Jul 1923–8 Aug 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95065378, citing Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Robert W Morris (contributor 47112483) .