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Delores J. McGraw Cobbins, "Sis", passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 after a courageous year-long battle with cancer.
Delores was born in Winding Gulf, WV, on August 7, 1934, to the late Wesley J. and Goldie M. McGraw. She is survived by three loving children, Bonnie C. Widing (Carl Goodiel) of Oak Hill, VA.; Robert S. Cobbins (Yvonne Greigo) of Centreville, VA; and Charles E. Cobbins (LT West) of San Francisco, CA; as well as seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, several nephews and nieces, and devoted sister Carol E. Houck.
She was preceded in death by siblings Delane W. McGraw, Hazel E. Frock, and Benny E. McGraw, and former husband Robert E. Cobbins.
Delores moved to Northern Virginia in the mid-1950s, where she built a 40-year career in the insurance industry. She remained passionate about family and friends throughout life, generously and compassionately opening her home to all.
Visitation for family and friends will take place Friday, December 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, at 1:00 p.m. at Farley Hill Baptist Church with interment to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made "In Memory of Delores J. Cobbins" to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.
Published on November 29, 2017
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