Nobie Johnson Purnell Cobb

Published 7:14 pm Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nobie Johnson Purnell Cobb, 100, of Huxford, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Atmore.

She was a homemaker, born in Ollie on Sept. 22, 1913, to the late John Wesley and Laura Gandy Johnson. She was Past Worthy Matron of Huxford, Clayron Chapter, order of Eastern Star, and also was a member of the Huxford Baptist Church.

Those who preceded her in death included her parents; husband, Bernie Cobb; stepson, Swenson Cobb; grandson, Billy Purnell; three brothers, Joe Johnson, John Johnson and J.B. Johnson; eight sisters, Daisy Smith, Mary Harrison, Beulah Wiggins, Mittie Durant, Neecy Brittingham, Fannie Crist, Lucille Small and Essie Johnson; and one stepson-in-law, Frank Smith.

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Survivors are two sons, Ronnie (Ethel) Purnell and Ralph (Linda) Purnell; stepson, Frank (Karen) Cobb; one daughter, Kay Purnell (Terrell) Mason; stepdaughter, Sandra Cobb Smith; nine grandchildren, Sim Purnell, Nancy (Don) Findley, Rachael Stephens, Sherrie (Tim) Walker, Mike Smith, Leigh Anne Kalphus, Blake (Ellen) Smith, Ian Cobb and Tyler Cobb; 10 great-grandchildren, Chase Purnell, Abigail Purnell, Thomas Blum, Nicky Findley, Alex Findley, Cheyenne Walker (Chris)  Murphy, Tiffany Walker, Ethan Walker, Hannah Stephens and Seth Stephens; and five great-great-grandchildren, Derek Blum, Kyleigh Findley, Ashley Smith, Madeline Smith and Brittany Kalphus.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. James Boyd and the Rev. Jesse Wood officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery. Family received friends from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. service time Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Jamie Booker, Eddie Booker, Todd Booker, Gerald Parmer, Olin Parmer and Gerald Jones.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Gideons.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc., was entrusted with all arrangements.