Mrs. Ethel Earline Martin Cobb passed on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at the Brian Center in Yanceyville, NC. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, March 12, 2010 at New Ephesus Baptist Church. There will be a visitation 1:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. prior to the service. Dr. Ponce DeLeon Brown will bring the eulogy. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Ethel was born on April 12, 1923 in Caswell County, NC to the late Thomas Jackson and Mary Fannie Turner Martin. She received her formal education in the Caswell County School System. Earline was employed and retired from Burlington Industries in Reidsville, NC. Having confessed Christ at an early age, she became a member of the New Ephesus Missionary Baptist Church. She served diligently on the Usher Board for a number of years. She was also a member of the Senior and Mass Choirs. She attended Sunday school and Bible Study for as long as her health allowed. Earline also faithfully served as a Pastor’s Aide member. She sang for seventeen years with The Martin Sisters Singers.
Earline was a person with a generous spirit, kind and giving. She was always concerned about the welfare of her family and friends. She was married to the late Langston Cobb who preceded her in death, April 10, 1999. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Bell Harrelson and Louise Martin (died at birth), and three brothers, Eddie Martin Sr., David Martin and Thomas Martin. Earline leaves to cherish her memories: two sisters; Carrie Brown, Henderson, NC, Hallie Poteat, Yanceyville, NC, one niece; Mary Miles of the home, one nephew; Justin Jones, five sister-in-laws, one brother-in-law and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. The public may view Thursday, March 11, 2010 from 2:30 P.M.- 7:00 P.M.