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Patsy B. Cogburn
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Canton – Patsy Ruth Brookshire Cogburn, 80, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Anderson, Alabama.

A native of Haywood County, she was a daughter of the late Elmer Grady and Maude Whitted Brookshire. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Toney Lee “Sonny” Cogburn, who died in 2012; a great grandson; three sisters; and 4 brothers. Patsy retired from Canton Laundry with 30 years of service. She enjoyed watching Tar Hill Basketball, Atlanta Braves Baseball, and local youth sports.

She is survived by four daughters, Becky Hall (Mike) of Anderson, Alabama, Debbie Russell of Warrensburg, Missouri, Brenda Cogburn of Asheville, and Jenifer Price (Matthew) of Waynesville; one son, Chuck Russell (Nancy), of Townville, South Carolina; three sisters, Betty Brookshire, Dorothy Thomason, and Norma Jean Clark, all of Canton; one brother, Elmer Grady “Dooney” Brookshire, Jr. of Leicester; 10 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018 in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with her grandson Chad Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery on Newfound Road. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Alacare Home Health and Hospice, 1690 Beltline Road SW, Decatur, AL 35601

The care of Mrs. Cogburn has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Wells Funeral Home - Canton

3715 Asheville Highway
Canton, NC 28716





2:00 PM
Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home

3715 Asheville Hwy
Canton, NC 28716

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Bon-A-Venture Cemetery, Canton

2063 Newfound Road
Canton, NC 28716


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