Rev. W. T. Cobbs
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Hartselle Enterprise 16 Feb 1928

Rev. W. T. Cobbs, beloved minister of Bethel and Flint Baptist churches, died at his home in Hartselle at 10:30 a. m. Saturday, February 11, following an illness of two weeks. While not unexpected, the news of Rev. Cobbs' death cast a pall of gloom over the entire community where the good man had spent the greater part of his long and useful lifr.Last summer Rev. Cobbs suffered a general breakdown in health, incapacitating him for several months. Late in the fall he regained some of his former strength and high hopes were entertained for his complete recovery, especially in view of the fact that he was again able to carry on his ministerial duties. However, this was not to be the case, Rev. Cobbs being stricken several weeks ago with the illness that resulted in death. From the first, although everything humanely possible was done to restore him to health, small hope was held out for the recovery of the faithful minister, the end coming peacefully and quietly Saturday morning, surrounded by members of his devoted family. W. T. Cobbs was born in Morgan county, near Hartselle, July 25, 1851. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1882 and from 1887 until called by death devoted his entire time to the ministry. He spent his long and active in Morgan Cullman and Limestone counties with the exception of seven years ---- 1909-1916 -- he lived in Texas and one year -- 1892 -- in Columbus, Ga., where he served the First Avenue Baptist church of that cith in the capacity of pastor. For the past nine years he had served both Bethel and Flint Baptist churches, each of which owe their thrifty condition to the energy of this untiring man of God. To the members of these two churches his death comes as a irreparable loss.Funeral services, attended by the sorrowing friends of the beloved ____ that packed the church and surrounding churchyare, were hel at Bethel at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, Rev. C. D. Boozer of...



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