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Susan (Sue) Cobb Bullock Huggins


Susan (Sue) Cobb Bullock Huggins, 89, died Friday October 2, 2020 at her home after a lengthy battle with failing eyesight and other health problems.

Born near Bullock on September 12, 1931, she was the daughter of the late John (Jack) Watkins Bullock and Susan (Susie) Pittard Bullock. She was the wife of the late Herbert (Herb) Everett Huggins.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sally Ann Bullock Bullock.

A graduate of Peace College, Sue held B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For a number of years she taught high school English in the North Carolina public schools, and she worked for a publishing company in Richmond and for one in Raleigh. In her later years she was a part time English instructor at Vance-Granville Community College, and she served as a librarian and relief postmaster at Stovall. From 1986 to 1990 she wrote the column “Bittersweet” for the Oxford Public Ledger.

Sue was a member of Oxford Presbyterian Church. Prior to its closing in 2000, she was one of the final five members of Grassy Creek Presbyterian Church at Stovall, where she served as an elder.

She was a member of the Saturday Book Club and a former member of the Sir Walter Raleigh Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century and of the Sassafras Sassies Red Hat Society of Stovall.

A private family graveside service will be held Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Stovall Memorial Cemetery officiated by the Reverend Alan Koeneke. The family will receive friends at the home, 4138 J.G. Morton Rd. Bullock, NC at various times. You may access the funeral service by clicking on the following link:
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Surviving are her daughter, Ann Cobb Huggins; son-in-law, James Bradford (Brad) Jackson; two grandsons, James Everett (Rett) Jackson and Nicholas (Nick) Cobb Jackson, all of Bullock; five nieces and nephews, Harriett B. Phillips and her husband Todd of Concord, John M. Bullock and his wife Patty of High Point, James R. Bullock of Charlotte, Stephen B. Bullock and his wife Andrea of Salisbury, and Susan B. Brittain and her husband Michael of Cary; eleven great-nieces and nephews, McLeod K. Phillips and his wife Anne, Jack B. Phillips, Phillip W. Bullock and his wife Sara Grace, Andrew G.Bullock, Paul M. Bullock, Anna Blair Bullock, Thomas E. Bullock, Katie E. Bullock, Laura L. Bullock, Emily A. Brittain and Jonathan D. Brittain; her brother-in-law, Malcolm McLeod Bullock and his wife Peggy of Salisbury; her first cousins J. David Gillespie, Elizabeth E. Morgan and Panthea B. Daniel; relatives, friends and helpers, Carole F. Jackson, Marcella H. Bullock, Allene T. Morton, Angelina C. Cromer and Robert H. Huggins Jr.; her sister-in-law Jean H. Senter of Raleigh; her late husband’s nephews and nieces; and many cherished cousins and friends.

Sue was grateful to the members and friends of Oxford Presbyterian Church for their care and concern over the years, to those who drove for her when she could no longer drive for herself, including the late Wesley Jones, Angie Miles, David Bova, Vickie Henderson, and Bessie Royster, who also provided care and companionship; to Jayne Coats for the use of the reading enlargement device that had belonged to her father; to Mark Pace of the Granville County Library System; and to the State Library for the Blind for providing books on tape.

The family also expresses appreciation to Toney Rest Home, the 3rd Medical Nursing Team at Granville Medical Center and Kindred Hospice.

The omission of flowers is requested. Memorial donations may be made to Oxford Presbyterian Church or the charity of one’s choice.


  • Terry Hobgood Posted October 2, 2020 10:37 pm

    Such a kind and gracious lady shall not soon walk this way again

  • Wanda Peoples Posted October 3, 2020 12:14 am

    Mrs Huggins was such a good English teacher. I had the honor of having her as my English teacher and for home room at Vance County High School. Such a soft spoken, brilliant educator. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  • Cindy Deporter Posted October 3, 2020 1:02 am

    Sue was a lovely southern lady with a dash of mischief. She was well spoken an truly loved life. She will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cobb and her children and husband.

  • Sharon Yancey Posted October 3, 2020 1:31 am

    My thoughts and prayers to her family and friends

  • Pat Bass Posted October 3, 2020 2:19 am

    I remember her days as a teacher of my girls at Stovall Shaw Elementary schools so humble students loved her. You have my deepest condolences.

  • Bill and Peggy Bailey Posted October 3, 2020 2:21 am

    Sue was one of a kind. Very sweet lady that will be greatly missed.

  • Jean A. Lawson Posted October 3, 2020 3:13 pm

    Cobb, My heartfelt prayers are with you and your family. I will miss my dear friend but take comfort in knowing that she is at perfect peace. Such a gentle soul is receiving her well deserved reward!

  • Ruby Averette Posted October 3, 2020 5:59 pm

    A gracious, compassionate, intellectual lady that I dearly loved to talk too and a friendship I could never forget. Cobb, my sympathy to you and family and comfort and peace that only our Lord can provide.

  • barbara laurent Posted October 3, 2020 7:50 pm

    Cobb, your mom was such a lovely person . Julian and I will not forget her and her kindness.
    We wish you and your family strength.

  • Bill & Linda Davis Posted October 4, 2020 1:13 am

    Sue will be remembered very fondly by her friends, church and family for her kind and generous ways. She loved her family and was loved by them and all others who knew her. She was my cousin and a dear and thoughtful friend. Our sincere thoughts are with Cobb, Brad and the children.

  • Chuck and Ava Sockell Posted October 4, 2020 9:42 pm

    Cobb, Brad, Rett, Nick,
    Our deepest sympathies to you all and know you continue to be in our prayers.

  • Karen L Richards Posted October 6, 2020 11:59 pm

    David and I were saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a kind and gracious Southern lady, who will always be remembered for her smile and the twinkle in her eyes.

  • Michelle Strowd White Posted October 10, 2020 3:00 pm

    Dearest Cobb,
    You know when we first met, when you were so young and tiny, I thought your mom (Sue) was the greatest cause you were the best present. As we both have grown and have families of our own the fond memories of your mother have as well. Its the comfort of returning to a homeplace where all is familiar, safe, and respected. As you know your mom laughing and sharing knowledge (historical or new) was so awesome and comforting. I cherish the memories I have as a child and adult of JG Morton Rd, the community, and the family. I hope your pain from this loss will be swiftly overrun with the joy she freely shared with everyone, the impacts of her love, and the respect she earned as a woman, mother, educator. God speed dear cousin.

  • Lisa Elliott Posted October 15, 2020 11:09 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Cobb. Your mother was a lovely woman. Lisa and Stephen Elliott

  • Ninian Beall Posted December 18, 2020 8:08 pm

    I am just hearing about this, Cobb. I’m so glad I got to visit with her twice over the last couple of years. What a wonderful lady and friend.

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