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Old Cobbs Creek P.O. building demolished

The old Cobbs Creek Post Office, a cornerstone of the Cobbs Creek community for over half a century, was demolished on Valentine’s Day, after a recent storm peeled away the roof of the building.

Colanne Bunting, owner of the property, which was located at the corner of Buckley Hall Road and Linden Avenue, said the decision to demolish the structure was an emotional one for her. It had been in the family since 1924, when her grandfather, Billy Williams, purchased it and took over operations of the grocery store and gasoline station that once occupied the building.

Williams built his home adjacent to the store and acquired the contract to operate the Cobbs Creek Post Office there, said Bunting. Then his wife, Vernah Williams, became the first postmaster to serve in that location, beginning in 1934. Vernah was succeeded by Bunting’s mother, Anne Diggs, in 1960, and in 1985, Bunting herself continued the family tradition by becoming the Cobbs Creek postmaster.

Bunting recall...

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