Gloria Cobb

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Gloria Butler Cobb, 85, passed away Tuesday January 21, 2014 surrounded by family and friends.
A native of Athens, GA Mrs. Cobb was the daughter of the late S. Hoyt Butler and Ruby Jones Butler. She was a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Home Economics and member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She was a charter Member of the Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary and a current member and past president of the Rose and Dahlia Garden Club. Gloria served as Azalea district Director and on the State Board of Directors from the Garden Club of Georgia. She was active in the Friends of the State Botanical Garden Club of Georgia and the consummate hostess who held many meetings at her home.
Mrs. Cobb was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Lanier A. (Skeet) Cobb. She is survived by her son, Lanier A. (Drew) Cobb Jr and wife, Julia Nathanson Cobb; daughter, Diane Cobb Dillard and husband, Anthony L. (Tony) Dillard; brother Sanford H. Butler and wife, Faye Butler, and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family of Mrs. Cobb is eternally grateful for the exceptional care she received from her long time caregiver Yvonne (Juanita) Diaz, and additional caregivers Amber Turner, Alma Ayala and Sinthia Carreon and the support and guidance from Compassionate Care Hospice.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Athens First Baptist Church with Dr. Paul A. Baxley and Rev. Renee Dubose officiating. The family will receive friends at Bernstein Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Thursday evening.
Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 355 Pulaski Street, Athens, Ga. 30501 or Compassionate Care Hospice 2340 Prince Avenue, Suite A, Athens GA 30606. Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary P. O. Box 48763 Athens, GA 30604.
Online condolences may be offered at
Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
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