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Florence Cobb

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Florence Lafferty Cobb, 82, of Steele, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at the River Oaks Care Center in Steele.

Born Aug. 20, 1922, in Caruthersville, Mo., daughter of the late Lewis E. and Mabel Leek Mayo, she was a cook at Delta C-7 School and a member of the Braggadocio Baptist Church.

On Feb. 3, 1937, she married Joe Louis Lafferty, who preceded her in death on July 1, 1971. In April, 1986, she married Otwon Cobb, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two children, Lewis (Butch) Lafferty and Vickie Lafferty Phillips; one brother, Wesley Mayo and one sister, Helen Bruton.

Survivors include two daughters, Norma L. Dudley, of Braggadocio, Mo. and Cathy Burke, of Paragould, Ark.; one son, Billy Joe Lafferty, of Cooter, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Braggadocio Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Aultman officiating.

Burial was in the Pemiscot Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Caruthersville, Mo.

Pallbearers were Noel L. and Christopher Dudley, Chad Burke and Court, Cory and Mark Phillips.