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Pauline McWilliams Cobb
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Pauline A. McWilliams Cobb, 86, of Decatur, died peacefully in her sleep April 17. Mrs. Cobb was retired from Atlanta Gas Light. Mrs. Cobb's family takes great pride in being some of the first pioneers to establish DeKalb County where she was a life-long resident. She graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School in 1939 and later attended the Atlanta Business School, taking administrative classes. During World War II, she worked with the Kraft Food Company on Memorial Drive at a time when few women were in the work force. Mrs. Cobb took great pride in the preservation of her community, often calling Vernon Jones and telling exactly what she felt needed to be done to accomplish this. She was a beautiful lady who loved her children and grandchildren, often involved in many of their school activities. She enjoyed her time with the "Breakfast Club," a group of friends who met at Chick-fil-A for breakfast, although Chick-fil-A could not compete with the taste of her homemade biscuits. Mrs. Cobb was also a member of Glen Haven Baptist Church for over 60 years. She was preceded in death by husband Charles Wesley Cobb Sr. and son Norman Allen Cobb.

Surviving are daughters Brenda and Howard Day of Cumming, Darlene Echols of Lithonia; sons C. Wesley and Linda Cobb of Mansfield, Clifford Lanier and Verlene Cobb of Snellville; sister Irene McWilliams -Mize of Decatur; sic grandchildren; sic great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, at First Baptist Church of Lithonia with interment to follow at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends today, April 20, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be submitted at

The Covington News
April 20, 2008