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Ila Mae Hemphill Coble

June 22, 1923November 8, 2020

Ila Mae Hemphill Coble 97, died Sunday, November 8, 2020, in Flat Rock, NC A funeral service will be held at Lutheran Church of our Father, 3304 Groometown Road, Greensboro, NC 27407, Friday November 13, at 2:30 P.M.

Ila was born to Grace Routh Hemphill and Grady R. Hemphill in Julian, NC, June 22, 1923 and graduated from Nathaniel Greene High School. After graduating from high school, she corresponded with her high school sweetheart, Barney Jason (BJ, Bill) Coble while he served in the Army Air Force in World War II, flying missions out of England as a B-17 bombadier and spending 13 months as a POW in Stalag 17 in Austria after being shot down on their 23rd mission. Bill and Ila were married on July 4, 1945 after Bill was liberated and returned to the United States. Bill worked as a machinist, plumber’s helper, and licensed plumber while Ila was a stay-at-home Mom raising three children. Together they founded Coble Plumbing and Heating Company in Greensboro in 1960. They and their children were charter members of The Lutheran Church of Our Father and Ila and Bill remained very active members (choir, Sunday School, Church Council, youth group, etc.) for many years. Ila was preceded in death by her parents and brother Ralph, and by her husband Bill in 1997 after 51 years of marriage.

She is survived by her step-sister Nancy Hemphill Brown of Julian, NC, children, Dr. Joseph Coble (Linda) of Stone Mountain, GA, Carol Honeycutt (Richard) of Flat Rock, NC and Rev. Gary Coble (Hope) of Salisbury, NC; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to The Lutheran Church of Our Father.

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Stan and Roseta Hemphill

November 11, 2020

A great lady and exceptional person has sadly passed from our midst and will be greatly missed. Please accept our condolences for your loss. Those of us whose lives were touched and enriched by her share your grief. In celebration of her exceptional life here on earth and her entry into the Kingdom of Heaven we take a measure of happiness in the midst of our sadness. Love to Joe, Carol, Gary, significant others, grandchildren and great grandchildren from Stan and Roseta here in Taiwan.

edith victoria greeson

November 11, 2020

Aunt Ila Mae was the kindest lady!! Soft spoken raised 3 great children and loved everyone!! My thoughts and prayers go out to all her family, thank you family for your care to her!! She will be missed!! Love to the family.

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