Addie M. Cogburn

Saturday, December 4, 1943 - Monday, February 24, 2020

A Loving Wife, Mother, and Granny

Photo of Addie M. Cogburn  - 1943-2020

Canton- Addie M. Vanderslice Cogburn, age, 76, a kind and caring lady that was lovingly known as “Granny” to all who knew her, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020.

Addie was born December 4, 1943 in Shelby County, Alabama to the late Tommie Vanderslice and the late Janie Edwards Vanderslice. She had resided in Bessemer City, AL before making her home in Canton for the past 52 years. She had been employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant at several local health care centers and Addie had also worked as a cook at the Thickety Quick Shop where everyone enjoyed her delicious biscuits and gravy, and when the loyal lunch customers arrived, the demand for her amazing hot dogs was endless!  Following her retirement, she devoted her time and immeasurable love to her grandchildren and each of them cherish the time that they shared with their Granny. Addie was a talented quilter and her embroidery pieces were admired by everyone and in fact, she received several awards at the Haywood County Fair for her fine craftsmanship. Everyone who knew Addie loved her and she was blessed with a multitude of friendships throughout her lifetime.  Mrs. Cogburn was of the Baptist faith. Granny will be deeply missed by her family and friends but her memory will live on forever in each of their hearts.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Cogburn who passed away in 2002; a grandson, Daniel Raines; two sisters, and a brother.

Surviving are her daughters, Judy Cogburn of Waynesville, Annette Sizemore and Gerald Sizemore of Canton, and Janette Cogburn and Jason Gibson of Waynesville; grandchildren, Staci, Tabatha, Cody, Mitchell, Adam, April, Jacob, Matthew, Savannah, Gary, Janie, Michael, and Colton; twenty-four great-grandchildren, and many friends.

The Cogburn family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Autumn Care and also the Haywood County Rescue Squad and the Haywood County EMS for the special love care and concern shown to our beloved “Granny”.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 26, 2020 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home with the Reverend Donnie Bryson and Reverend Scotty Rollins officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. At other times, the family will be at the home of Janette Cogburn at 6 Alma Dr., Waynesville, NC 28785. The Haywood County Rescue Squad and EMS will be escorting Mrs. Cogburn for burial at Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made in Addie Cogburn's memory to Haywood County EMS at 215 North Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Cogburn family.

Condolences from family and friends

Sending lots of prayers and thoughts to the family
Catherine bilger
Sending lots of prayers and thoughts to the family
Catherine bilger
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this great lady that I have known all my life. She gave her all to everyone and everything that she encountered. She will be loved forever and always
Rebecca Rabb (Becky)
Jannette, Annette and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Moma. You all are in my thoughts and prayers!! Praying that God wraps his arms around you all and brings you Peace and Comfort during such a difficult time! Love you all, Selena Willis
Selena Willis
Sorry for your loss my God be with you and your family at this time
Eugene and marquetta Rathbone
This women from her bed and wheelchair at our facility ... Had the best sense of humor......healed more hearts.....solved more problems......was loved by several communities.......and will be the most missed . It did not matter your race , your creed , your religion or your lack there of...... Even your politics. She was a rock even when she felt terrible .To her proud. Take her spirit and her beliefs into the towns where we all live and be so proud of this amazing woman !!!!!
I am so sorry Janette. I saw this memorial on my time line and thought I know this woman. So I began to read the obituary... I’m always here if you need to talk. You are in my thoughts. Love you lady.
Jolie Hunt
We send our deepest sympathy during this time of sorrow. May the Good Lord wrap his loving arms around each of you and give you comfort and peace in the coming days. I’m so glad our church group (Liberty Baptist) stopped by her room and sang her a few Christmas carols. She always welcomed us in and seemed to enjoy the songs Love and Prayers Teresa, Johnny & Jacob Glance
Teresa Glance
My prayers go out to all the family. Addie was a very special lady and a sweet friend to my mother and mother in law that roomed across the hall from her at autumn care. She became very special to my family and will be so missed. She cried with me when both of my Bettys died and I could never tell her what that meant to me. Thank you Addie! Cindy Early and family
Cindy Early
She had a big heart and always took care of her family. I will miss her. She was one of the best person I have ever known and she always will be.
David Owenby