Rilla C. Houk, 68, of Bennett Rd., Morganton, NC died Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at Grace Hospital following a period of declining health. She was born January 18, 1940 in Madison Co., AL, and was a daughter of the late Jewel Cobb and Lena Mae Neal Cobb. Rilla was of the Baptist faith, and enjoyed canning and working in the garden. She was a loving wife and mother.Rilla is survived by her husband, William Houk, Jr. of the home; sons, Robert Houk and wife, Kathleen, and James Houk, all of Morganton, and David Houk and wife, Susie of Nebo, NC; a daughter, Doris Chancy and husband, James Robert of Lubbock, Texas; a brother, J. W. Cobb of New Hope, Alabama; sisters, Marilyn Thorpe of Newbern, TN, Jewel Fox of Boise, Idaho, Doris Patton of Atlanta, GA, and Kathy C. Denham of Owens, Crossroads, AL; a special great grandson, Justin Clark of the home; and specials friends, Freida and Bobby Yates of Morganton, and Terry Minton of Gamewell, NC; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2008 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be at the residence, Bennett Rd.

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