George W. Cogburn

Aug 26, 2014

1929 — 2014

CRUSO — George Washington Cogburn, 85, of the Cruso community, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Bob and Nina Murphy Cogburn. George was a 1948 graduate of Bethel High School. He retired from Dayco in 1989 with 26 years of service and was an U.S. Army veteran. George was a member of East Fork Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee, deacon and usher.  He was a member of the Sonoma Masonic Lodge # 472 A. F. & A.M. George was a member of the Cruso Community Development Association and a member of the Haywood County Apple Growers Association.  He will be remembered as a longtime Haywood County apple grower.

He is survived by his wife, Lou Anne Cogburn, of Canton; a daughter, Georganna Cogburn Adams and husband, Scott, of Asheville; a son, Gary Cogburn, of Cleveland, North Carolina, and two grandchildren, Molly and Robby Cogburn.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at East Fork Baptist Church with the Revs. Chan Chandler and Davis Whiteside and brother Bob Burris officiating. Burial will be at New Cruso Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Home of Canton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Fork Baptist Church 13175 Cruso Road, Canton, NC 28716.

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