PITTSBORO — Genie Lucille Russell Coble, 74, passed away Sunday (03/28/21) at UNC Hospice House in Pittsboro.

The daughter of Jim Russell and Lula Bell (Hill) Russell, she was born Oct. 15, 1946, in Randolph County (New Hope community). She graduated from Farmer High School and High Point Business College. At an early age, she professed her faith in Jesus Christ. During her childhood, along with her younger sister Doris, she traveled to several churches to sing and praise our Lord Jesus. She was an active member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church and served faithfully in the church choir. Her Christian life was as beautiful as the flowers that she loved so well.

She was united in marriage to Grady Ray Coble in April of 1966. During their marriage, they worked together side by side, farming and starting a successful business, Coble Furniture Manufacturing. She was well known for working hard until things were accomplished. This union was also blessed with two children and five grandchildren.

Genie was definitely blessed with a green thumb. She loved gardening, sowing her own seeds, raising all kinds of vegetables, planting flowers to watch them bloom and working outside in her yard. Throughout her life, she always gave precious time every day to her children and grandchildren. Because of her loving, nurturing spirit and personality, she was loved by so many, her influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years Grady Ray Coble; daughter Annette C. Willett (husband, Ryan Willett) of Bear Creek; son Steven Coble (fiancé, Lisa Farrell) of Bear Creek; sisters, Ruth Buie of Denton, Pallie Russell of Denton, Callie Callicutt of Troy, Doris Russell of Denton; brother David Russell of Asheboro; and grandchildren, Hayden, Carter, Aaron, Nicholas and Emory.

Viewing is Wednesday at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, 5946 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Bennett, with graveside service to follow at 2 p.m. in the church cemetery with the Revs. Don Edwards and Frank Taylor officiating. At other times, family and friends will be received at the home of Annette and Ryan Willett.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pleasant Grove Christian Cemetery Fund, 5946 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Bennett, NC, 27208.

Online condolences can be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.