Dr. John Howard Cobble, 78, of Carrollton, Georgia, left this earthly world to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 4, 2014.
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He was born July 18, 1935, in Andersonville, Tennessee, to the late M.K. Cobble and Lois Fuhrman Cobble. He graduated from Carson-Newman College and received master and doctorate degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He pastored at South Avondale Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, Tabernacle Baptist Church in Carrollton, Georgia, First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates in Avondale Estates, Georgia, and Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. He served the Baptist denomination in a number of roles in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia and at the national level. He served on the Carroll City County Hospital Authority Board and other local agencies.
Survivors include his loving wife, Norma Brinkley Cobble of Carrollton; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Bill Ottinger of Houston, Texas; and a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Warren Harris of Maryville, Tennessee.
A memorial service is at 5 p.m. Monday, July 7, at Tabernacle Baptist Church with Dr. Henry Fields officiating. In honor of his love for ice cream, there will be an ice cream social after the service in the Tabernacle Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Women's Missionary Union Foundation or to the Tabernacle Baptist Church Building Fund.
Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton, Georgia, is in charge of arrangements.
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home
1312 Park Street Carrollton, GA 30117
Published in The News-Enterprise on July 6, 2014