Knox Wray Bess Cobb

Sep 30, 2013

WAYNESVILLE — Knox Wray Bess Cobb, a resident of Givens Estates, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at Givens Health Center.

She was born Sept. 11, 1922 to the late Dorus Hilary Bess and Essie Lola Childers Bess in Vale. Mrs. Cobb was predeceased by her beloved and loving husband, William "Bill" Maddox Cobb, Sr., seven sisters and twin brothers. Prior to moving to Givens Estates in 2001, Mrs. Cobb resided in Waynesville for 56 years where she owned and operated Cobb's Florist and Gift Shop.  While in Waynesville, she was an active member of First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by four children, Sarah C. Bacon of Lilburn, Georgia, Bill Cobb, Jr. and wife, Dianne, of Winston-Salem, Hilary Cobb and wife, Elaine, of Waynesville and Knox C. Hardin and husband, Charlie, of Canton; eight grandchildren, Wes Bacon, Will Bacon, Laura C. Brim, Mason Cobb, Laurel Cobb, Michael Cobb, Kara Hardin and Brittainy H. Crawford; two great- grandsons, Paulk Bacon and Gavin Cobb; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, by the Rev. Paul Brown at Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesville. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel at Asbury Commons, Givens Estates, Asheville, with the Rev. Ed Hillman officiating. Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville is assisting the family.

Memorials may be made to Givens Estates Resident Assistance Ministry, 2360 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803 or to one's favorite charity.

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