Wilson C. Cobb, age 87 of Hemptown community, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Union County Nursing Home. Mr. Cobb was born July 1, 1930, in Hemp, GA to the late Luther Cobb and Eddie Mae Wilson Cobb.
He was preceded in death by sister and brother-in-law, Christine and C. Lloyd Smith.
He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and a US Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean War in France and England as an aircraft mechanic. Mr. Cobb was a Past Master of Ocoee Masonic Lodge # 201 F&AM; had served as coroner of Fannin County for eight years, and was a charter member of the Fannin County Civil Defense Squad. Wilson was an expert storyteller who never met a stranger and enjoyed spending time talking with people. He liked spending time on his tractor and spoiling on his grandchildren. Wilson had worked as a school bus driver,
heavy equipment operator, Printer and publisher of the Fannin County Times News Paper. He and his wife LaVerne owned and operated Sword Printing in Blue Ridge.
Survivors include: Wife of sixty-two years LaVerne England Cobb, daughters, Teresa (Steve) Ross, Helen “Willette” (Dan) Stanley, grandchildren, Heather (Ashton) Maevers, Luke Ross, Sean Stanley, Jake Stanley, nephew, Roy (Patti) Smith, sister and brother in Law, Louise (Judson) Patten, great niece and nephew, Jacque and Marty Smith.
Funeral services: Tuesday, November 14, at 2:00 PM from the Henry Cochran Funeral home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Taylor and Rev. Scott Weichl officiating. Music provided by Rev. Denny Hawkins and David Anderson. Interment will follow in Hemptown Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites by Ocoee Masonic Lodge. Military Honors by the North Georgia Honor Guard. Pallbearers: Luke Ross, Sean Stanley, Jake Stanley, Marty Smith, Noah Johnson, Evan Long. Honorary pallbearers: Robert Atkins, Steve Atkins, Bruce Atkins, Worth Mason, Paul Poole, Steve Wilson.
The family will receive friends at the Henry Cochran Funeral Home Monday, Evening 4 till 8 PM.
Flowers are being accepted but for those wanting to make memorial contributions donations can be made to the Ocoee Masonic Lodge # 201 F&AM P.O. Box 702 Morganton, Ga. 30560 or Hemptown Cemetery Fund c/o Damon Davenport 10623 old highway 76 Morgantown, Ga.
Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com