Melda Lee DeLorme Cobb, 91, of Fairhope died Thursday afternoon, July 12, after having suffered a broken hip and several strokes.

She was born in Birmingham, in 1916, to Thomas Lanier and Annie Ray Arnett DeLorme.

She was the second of three siblings. Her older sister was Nita Hayes, and her younger brother was Dr. Thomas Lanier DeLorme II.

During World War II she worked at the Pentagon for the Department of the Navy.

She was secretary of First Baptist Church in the 1950s to 1961 for Dr. Nolan, Dr. Robertson and Dr. Shepherd.

Also, in the 1950s she was the head of Civic Music Of Baldwin County in its formative years.

The Cobbs moved to Greensboro, N. C. in 1961, where Mr. Cobb was a pharmacist until they retired back to Fairhope in 1989.

She loved her God and all her family.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, William Ransford Cobb; daughter, Anne (James P.) Nix; son, Alan Cobb; three grandchildren, Vicky Nix Cook, Phil Nix and Susan Nix Tillman; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, all of Fairhope.

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 15, beginning at 3 p.m., with funeral services beginning at 4, at Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home in Fairhope. Dr. Jerry Henry will officiate.

Interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Fairhope.

The family requests that instead of flowers, memorial donations be made to your favorite Christian church or charity.

Arrangements are by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., Fairhope.