Colleen  Coburn
Colleen Dees Coburn, 92, of Tifton passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019, at her residence. Her funeral service was held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019, in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals with the Rev. Allen Mullis officiating. Mrs. Coburn was laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Mrs. Coburn's grandsons and granddaughter served as pallbearers.
Born January 27, 1927 in Jacksonville, Florida, Mrs. Coburn was the daughter of the late W. J. Dees, and Lessie Mae Beaty Dees. She was also preceded in death by her husband, A. E. Coburn, Jr.; one son-in-law, Danny Smith; and three sisters, Shirley Eason, Grace Marshall and Margaret Lawrence. Before retiring, Mrs. Coburn was employed with K-Mart in the Receiving Department. She was a member and a Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and served as a Master Judge on the Tift County Council of Garden Clubs. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Kelltown.
Mrs. Coburn is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Albert E. III and Caryl Coburn of Tifton; two daughters and one son-in-law, Marilyn and David Hamilton of Andrews, North Carolina and Carolyn Smith of Lenox; three brothers and one sister-in-law, William Wallace and Pat Dees of Carrollton, John G. Dees of Macon and Robert Tracy Dees of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sisters, Frankie Oliver of Brunswick, Peggy Carson of Americus and Faye Knowles of Hampton; and five grandchildren, Sam Smith, Rod Smith, Ed Carroll, Alex Hamilton and Kelli Coburn.
You may offer condolences to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com. Services for the Coburn family were under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.
Published on July 7, 2019

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