Durwood Harlow Cobb was born the fourth child of Harvey Perron and Viola Barbour Cobb in Four Oaks, NC on June 16, 1936. His marriage to Laura Faye Stanley Cobb produced three children; Harvey Leonard Cobb, Laura Denise Cobb Sanderson (husband- Stuart Scott Sanderson) and Deborah Michelle Cobb Pace, (husband - Jerry Garfield Pace, Jr.) “PA” was wonderful grandfather to Macon Russell Cobb, Browning Scott Sanderson, Seth Marshall Cobb, Michelle Cobb Pace, Mary Stuart Sanderson, and Cara Ruth Pace. He was brother to Carley Cobb, Harvey Perron Cobb, Jr., and Flossie Mae Cobb Parker. “Uncle Durwood” enjoyed each of his eighteen nieces and nephews.
A reception for family and friends will be held Saturday evening, May 25, from 6-8 pm at the home of Deborah and Jerry Pace, 13388 Buffalo Road, Clayton. A graveside memorial service will be held Sunday, June 16, 2 pm, at St. Mary’s Grove Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Grove Church, 7987 Raleigh Road, Benson, NC 27504, Hospice House, 426 Hospital Road, Smithfield, NC, 27577, or to Ronald McDonald House, 2900 Wendell Blvd, Wendell, NC 27591.
Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell. www.strickland funeralhomes.net