|WINTON, NC ‑ Elaine Doughtie Coburn, age 67, died on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, NC.
Mrs. Coburn was born in Bertie County on July 6, 1948, a daughter of the late W. Howard and Genevieve B. Doughtie. She was a graduate of Ahoskie High School and later attended UNC-G. Elaine was a member of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie.
With 46 years alongside the love of her life, she enjoyed several decades of accomplished success in the furniture business before working full time with Coburn Forest Products.
Her most treasured possessions were God, family and friends. In recent years, many fond memories were created with her family and friends through get‑togethers, traveling and small intimate moments. She touched so many lives in so many ways; whether you knew her for a day or a decade, she always left you full of joy.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Ronald E. Coburn; her son, Mark E. Coburn and wife, Elise; five grandchildren, Breanna and Avery Coburn, Anna, Vince and Audrey Selph of Edenton, NC; two sisters, Betty D. Jones of Aulander, NC, and Janet Scott and husband, Hal of Winton, NC.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at Garrett‑Sykes Funeral Service ‑ Ahoskie Chapel on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 6:30 pm, with the Rev. Steven Moore officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, NC, 27615 or any charitable organization of your choice.
Garrett‑Sykes Funeral Service ‑ Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Coburn family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.