COBBS, Virginia Waddell "Boosie," 85 of Blackstone, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2010 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Wilbur Cobbs Jr. "Dice"; three sisters, Mary Kay, Maude and Jo; two brothers, Elston and John R. Boosie is survived by son, Richard and his wife, Sue; three grandchildren, Richard Jr., Katie and Ginny; three great-grandchildren, Ry, Jack and Charlie; and a sister, Dorothy W. Leach (Leonard) of Decatur Ala. She was born in Rogersville Ala., graduated from the University of Alabama in 1947, moved to Blackstone in 1948, were she taught US History, US Government and Physical Education at Blackstone High School, Kenston Forest School. After retirement Boosie devoted her life to helping her family, friends and former students, as well as her many interest including golf, travel and rose gardening. Memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2010 at Blackstone Presbyterian Church with reception to follow in the church fellowship hall. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Boosie's home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kenston Forest School, 75 Ridge Road, Blackstone 23824 or to your favorite charity. Services tendered by the Joseph McMillian Funeral Home, near Blackstone. www.mcmillianfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on May 20, 2010