OBITUARY

Martha June Cobb

September 5, 1937November 26, 2018
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Mrs. Martha June Cobb, 81 , passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daisy Barnes and James Cecil Vaughn; and her first husband, Kenneth Leon Johnson. She is survived by her second husband, Robert Z. Cobb; one daughter, Robin Beckman and a son, Dennis Johnson. She is also survived by a son-in-law, Bob Beckman; daughter-in-law, Donna Johnson; step son, Johnny (Janet) Cobb; step daughter, Margie (Billy) McLendon; two step grandchildren, Stacie McLendon and Mike McLendon; one brother, James Vaughn and three grandchildren, Kenny Beckman, Samantha Beckman and David Johnson. Mrs. Cobb was a true southern lady. She was a homemaker, wife and mother of two who made delicious homemade biscuits. She loved flowers and listening to country music. She lived life to the fullest and especially loved going to yard sales and eating out with her husband at her favorite restaurants, Cracker Barrel and Hamburger King. She was a member of Eastdale Baptist Church. A public visitation will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 9:00am-10:00am in the chapel of White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 10:00 am. A committal service will follow the Celebration of Life Service immediately at Greenwood Cemetery. Pastor Bruce Moulton will be officiating. Active pallbearers will be Kenny Beckman, David Johnson, Mike McLendon, William Streetman, Jay Davilla and Jim Vaughn. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.WhiteChapel-GreenwoodFH.com for the Cobb family.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • A Celebration of Life Thursday, November 29, 2018
REMEMBERING

Martha June Cobb

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Dennis Johnson

December 2, 2018

Some may be interested to know the sequence of moves that mama and daddy (and Robin and I) followed as part of the U.S. Air Force.

Our family moved frequently as daddy was serving his country in the United States Air Force for 23 years.

We started out in a small apartment in downtown Atlanta on Ponce DeLeon Avenue. Mama always told me stories of the large rat that came into the bedroom one night in that apartment. I can see her now jumping onto a chair and yelling for Kenny Boy to rescue her! (that's what she called my dad).

We left Georgia for Oklahoma City where daddy was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base. After staying there two years we moved back to Atlanta . Soon afterward, daddy was shipped to Iceland and the two of us lived with nanny and papa in Atlanta because the air force would not allow families in Iceland due to the weather. (IT WAS COLD!!) Then we moved to Montgomery where daddy was stationed at Maxwell and then back to Atlanta where Robin was born. I may have gotten the sequence wrong, but it's close. Then once again daddy was shipped to Montgomery where he was stationed at Gunter Air Force Base. We stayed there four years and then we received orders to transfer to McCoy Air Force Base in Orlando ,Florida. We were 15 miles from Disney World and actually lived on base.
The entire family loved this assignment and I wanted daddy to retire in Orlando, but once again the Air Force came calling. They wanted to send us to Turkey, so daddy retired with 23 years of service and we moved back to Montgomery, which was close enough to his parents who lived in LaGrange, Georgia and mama's parents who lived in Decatur, Georgia. This is when we moved to Dalford Drive. (1974)

Dennis Peka Sr

December 1, 2018

We actually met Ms June through Robin. We bought our house in 1979, and it was a DISASTER! The people living in it had not been near it for seven months; the inside was filthy and the outside was totally unkempt. When we started the massive chore of cleaning it up, all of a sudden there was this young girl with a sponge and a bucket asking "Where do I start?" That's how we met Robin. We made it a point to meet Robin's Mom, and a more friendly, open, and welcoming lady could not be found! Throughout the years, it was always a joy to see June outside when we walked the dogs or worked in the yard. She'd always visit, even in the last few years when she'd apologize for not being able to see well enough to know for sure who it was she was talking with. What a dear, gentle lady. Everybody in the neighborhood knows Ms June, and it's a tremendous loss not to have her class and presence any more. I know how firmly she believed, and I also know she's now wrapped in arms as welcoming as she has always been. I will miss her.

Robin Beckman

December 1, 2018

Momma was a true Southern lady, who enjoyed yard sales, listening to classic country music. Elvis was her all time favorite musician and she was thrilled to see him in one of his last concerts at the Garrett Colliseum in Feb 1977. Eating out with her husband was one of her biggest joys in life. Cracker Barrel and Hamburger King were just a few of her favorite places to eat. She was a great cook and I was brought up on her homemade biscuits for breakfast. The recipe was handed down to her by my Nanny and the tradition lived on through Momma. I was truly blessed to call her Momma for 81 years.

Momma

Momma was always a joy to be around and never met a stranger.
She was the most kind hearted person whom always protected us from danger.
Momma taught me to get down on my knees and pray every night before bed.
And I always enjoyed the storybooks she read
Momma always made a wrong right,
And offered her shoulder to cry on to help make my day bright.
I truly appreciate the sacrifices she made for me and my brother,
and the unending love she showed as only does a mother.
And now as I've grown up. married and had a boy and girl of my own,
I'm following in her footsteps, which chills me to the bone.
Because now Momma has grown weak and tired, the cancer has set in and we have had to change roles.
I was here to take care of you as you took care of me as a child, and it is well with my soul.
For the dear Lord to take Momma to her new heavenly home.

Sharon Allen

November 28, 2018

I have such wonderful memories of my friend. We have been friends for about 50 years and shared so many fine times and made some beautiful memories.

Mary Fowler

November 28, 2018

Our deepest sympathies go out to Robert, Dennis, Robin and your families. I met June in 1974 and we became friends. She was one of the sweetest, kindest and most humble people I have ever known. We travelled together on many occasions to Nashville, Panama City Beach and one time to Las Vegas. June had never flown and was frightened to do so but she got on an airplane and we all went to see the lights and sights. She was a wonderful travelling companion and an all around good friend. I will miss her terribly. I know these are hard times for all of you, but please remember that she was loved by many and will never be forgotten. I for one will always remember the good times we shared.


Horace & Mary Fowler

Garry and Makiko McCoy

November 28, 2018

Mrs. McCoy and I lived up the street (actually 3 houses away) from June. So we shared many wonderful times at her home and her at ours. Even after 20 years and us selling our home and moving to Wetumpka; we made occasional trips to see her and had that excellent cake she seemed to always have available. Sorry we didn't go more.
Ohh, we lived next to her from Jun 1976 to Sept 1996...

June was a true Southern Lady and we loved her accent and laughter.

May the Lord have a special place for you to share with your friends.


Prayers to the Family,
Garry and Makiko McCoy

Julie Miller

November 27, 2018

Mrs. June Cobb always had a beaming smile and a hug to give. She had a wonderful sense of humor and infectious laughter. June was a great cook and introduced me to red-eye gravy during a delicious breakfast when I spent the night as a teenager. We went to several outdoor country concerts and celebrity golf tournaments. Their home was always open and loving. June loved the Lord and is happily in her eternal home. Love you, sweet June.

FROM THE FAMILY
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