William "Buddy" Cobb

Born: Wed., Aug. 16, 1950
Died: Fri., Nov. 13, 2020


Visitation

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 16, 2020
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors


Graveside Service

11:00 AM Tue., Nov. 17, 2020
Location: Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum


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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. William Dorsey “Buddy” Cobb age 70,  of Swainsboro, GA, Friday, November 13, 2020 at Community Hospice of Vidalia after an extended illness

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM in Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum with Rev. Casey Shaw officiating

The family will receive friends at Durden-Hudson Funeral Home Monday, November 16, from 5-7pm.

CDC social distancing guidelines will be observed and masks are encouraged for your safety and the well being of others.

Pallbearers are John Allen Bailey, Perry Bishop, Bobby Mason, Paul McDaniel, Julian Sconyers, Agan Tankersley, Carl Tankersley and Bobby Sasser

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Jimmy Morgan-Steadfast Sunday School Class, Deacons of First Baptist Church of Swainsboro, Ronnie Hopkins, Vaughn Riner and Frank Patrick

Buddy was born on August 16, 1950 to the late V.H. “Rip” and Minnie Worsley Cobb in Colquitt, GA. He played football for the Miller County High School Pirates, graduating in 1968. Buddy completed his B.S. in Biology at Georgia Southwestern College in 1974. While attending Georgia Southwestern College he met his life-long soul mate, Martha Jordan, and the two of them were married on March 17, 1973.  He began his teaching career at Webster County High School in 1974. When Tri-County High School first began, Buddy taught Biology and helped coach the first football team.  In 1977 Buddy and Martha moved to Swainsboro and began teaching and coaching at Swainsboro High School. In the 1980’s Buddy became the C.V.A.E. (Coordinated Vocctional Academic Education) Coordinator at Swainsboro High School. He earned his M.Ed. in 1988 from Georgia Southern University. When the Ogeechee Adolescent Center was established, Buddy was the teacher until his retirement in 2005.

Buddy enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and bee keeping. He was a Deacon at First Baptist Church of Swainsboro where he was a member of the Jimmy Morgan-Steadfast Sunday School Class and served on many committees.  Not only was Buddy a faithful worker in his church he also belonged to several civic clubs and was Emanuel County Sportsman of the Year in 1996. Buddy lived to serve others. He loved to entertain and cook for people – especially a crowd. He was known for his excellent skills at the grill and his fried fish. Buddy loved his Lord Jesus Christ.

Survivors include:

His Wife of 47 years: Martha Jordan Cobb of Swainsboro, GA.

Son: Rusty Cobb (Sykora) of St. Mary’s, GA.

Grandchildren: Liliana and Lance Cobb, of St. Mary’s GA

Brother: James Cobb (Nita) of Peachtree City, GA

Niece: Michelle Cobb of Peachtree City, GA

Mother-In-Law: Betty Jordan of Thomaston, GA

Brother-In-Law: Patrick Jordan of Orlando, FL

Many cousins and a multitude of special friends.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Swainsboro, Building Fund, P O Box 828, Swainsboro, GA.

Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. William Dorsey “Buddy “ Cobb of Swainsboro, GA

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Barbara Roberts
   Posted Sat November 14, 2020
So sorry to hear about Buddy. Prayers for you and family.

Teri Price
   Posted Sat November 14, 2020
Martha, Rusty, and Sykora, we are so very sorry for your loss! Buddy was a fine man! Prayers for your comfort and peace.

Reverend Ronnie W. Parker
   Posted Sun November 15, 2020
Dearest Cousin's Martha Ann, Rusty, Zykora, Lilianna, Lane and Cousin " Bett ",
Know of my sincere prayers, love and sympathy on the death of Cousin Buddy.
I found much joy knowing Buddy, low these many years as he became family.
Buddy was such a fine Christian gentleman, husband, father, father in -law, grandfather and son in-law.
He was a courteous and gentle soul that shall always be remembered in my heart and mind.
I am so thankful I can stand with you Tuesday and Wednesday representing your Maiden, North Carolina Beloved Parker family.
As always,
Cousin Ronnie

Ruskin and Lennis Powell
   Posted Sun November 15, 2020
Sincere sympathy for the whole family. Buddy was such a good person. We both thought highly of him, and we know he will be sorely missed.

Sara Munn
   Posted Sun November 15, 2020
Martha, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Buddy surely enjoyed life. He will be sorely missed by many. I pray that God will comfort you. You must have a treasure chest of memories that will help you through the days ahead.

Ellen J Rowland
   Posted Mon November 16, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with ALL of you, may GOD comfort you during this time and the followimg months.
LOVE
Ellen & Mike Rowland

Joe Worsley
   Posted Mon November 16, 2020
Martha, you and Rusty have my deepest and most sincere condolences. We will all miss Buddy and all the things he did to be Buddy. I am surely going to miss all those opportunities for a round of golf with my cousin. Buddy was always a treat to be around and will surely be missed by everyone that had the privilege to know him. We love you and wish the best for you guys.

Arlene Phillips
   Posted Mon November 16, 2020
So Sorry hear about coach Cobb he was a great teacher, always enjoyed his class.

Mack Griffin
   Posted Mon November 16, 2020
Buddy was a good friend to lots of folks! So giving of his time to others. He will be missed. Condolences to the family

Brenda & Larry Stephens
   Posted Mon November 16, 2020
Martha, please accept our deepest condolences. Buddy was a fine, ecceptional person, who Larry and I will always remember with much love. We will always remember your beautiful wedding, as though it was yesterday.
You and your family will remain in our prayers throughout the loss of Buddy.

Brenda & Larry Stephens
   Posted Mon November 16, 2020
Martha, please accept our deepest condolences. Buddy was a fine, exceptional person, who Larry and I will always remember with much love. We recall joyfully your beautiful wedding, as though it was yesterday.
You and your family will remain in our prayers throughout this loss.

Mosco and Jo Dawkins
   Posted Tue November 17, 2020
Martha,
So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.

Karen Van Horn
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Miss Martha, I am so very sorry you lost Mr. Buddy. You both are great people and were so good to me. I’ll never forget his smile, he was a wonderful man.
Love you, Karen Van Horn

Donna Houston Fitzpatrick
   Posted Sat November 21, 2020
Prayers and hugs to the family. I have fond memories as a child of visiting Minnie, Rip, James and Buddy in Colquitt, Ga. Minnie and my mom, Margie, were first cousins. We always thought of Buddy as a first cousin. We did not count the kinfolks any other way. He was always so positive and funny. His family and achievements show his big heart and love for everyone. God bless you during this time. Love, Donna