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Thursday July 21st, 2022
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Ms. Carolyn Cobey

Carolyn Bernice Cobey was born on May 19,1951 to Clarence Cobey “Covin” and Bernice Cobey in Albany, Georgia.  She was the third child of four children, Reginald and Carlton (who proceeded her in death), and Sharon Cobey.


Carolyn attended the public schools in Dougherty and was one of the first black young students who desegregated Dougherty High School in the late 60’s.  She loved music and played in the band as a clarinet player.  After graduating from Dougherty High School in 1969, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she pursued a career in computer technology.


At an early age, she joined 2nd Mt. Olive Baptist Church and while living in Arlington Heights, IL, she attended a Lutheran Church.


She was employed by several companies in her field of concentration such as American Express and Sprint just to name a few.


She moved from Ellenwood, Georgia to Arlington Heights, Illinois because she always wanted to be able to go ice fishing, as fishing was one of her favorites hobbies, and one which she shared with her mother.  She landed her dream job at Motorola until the market crashed and she was one of the many employees who were impacted when the company made drastic cutbacks.  She returned to Albany, Georgia to help care for her ailing mother who later passed on to be with the Lord.  Soon afterwards, Carolyn’s health began to decline.


Carolyn loved fishing, skiing, tennis, gardening, music, adventure and travelling and didn’t mind travelling alone.  She always said that when she traveled to different cities, she was not interested too much in the tourist attractions, she was more interested in visiting where the natives hung out.


She leaves to mourn, her only sister, Sharon Cobey, Stone Mountain, Georgia, a sister-in-law, Geraldine Cobey, two nephews, Carlos Cobey, and Keith Cobey, Albany, Georgia, host of nieces, cousins and friends.

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A candle was lit in memory of Ms. Carolyn Cobey

Patricia A Davis, Monroe class of 69 Aug 5 2022 10:44 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ms. Carolyn Cobey

St Paul Baptist church family, Albany ga Jul 26 2022 5:36 AM

Sharon: Our prayers are with you, and the Lord is with you to strengthen you as you mourn the loss of your sister.. Take comfort in knowing that we serve a sovereign God. There is nothing that can take her from your memory and the things you shared. Condolences to you and your family.

Verlillian Rucker and Min Kenya Phillips Jul 23 2022 9:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ms. Carolyn Cobey

Janice Abrams Jul 22 2022 11:12 PM

Sharon it is with sympathy; and Yet to know and never forget that "Over younger where there is PEACE and QUIET every NOW and THEN when you think about your love ones know that they are with and in the LORD'S HAND".

Antoinette Roberts Jul 22 2022 10:49 PM

Sharon, God will comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time.

Natha Harris Jul 22 2022 10:24 PM

I pray that God will confort and strengthen you. Hold tight to your treasured memories of your beautiful sister, Carolyn. Your memories of her will comfort you now and into the future.
Gerri Heard

Gerri Heard Jul 22 2022 4:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ms. Carolyn Cobey

Ann F Carney Jul 22 2022 2:26 PM

Sharon Cobey and family, please know that you all are in my prayers. I pray for your strength and endurance for days, weeks, months and years to come. May God be with you always.

Ruthie Mitchell Jul 22 2022 1:52 PM

Condolences to Sharon and the entire Cobey family from the Plummer family.

Frank Plummer Jul 22 2022 1:04 PM

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