Arlene Sears Cofty

Published 4:23 pm Monday, July 24, 2023

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Arlene Sears Cofty, 88, of Brinson, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2023. 

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Albritton officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Glynn Floyd, Marty Phillips, Andy Robertson, Buz Whitley, Patrick Cofty, Eric Cofty, Hunter Phillips, Holden Phillips, and Ralph Powell serving as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to: Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society, 1250 Cox Avenue, Bainbridge, GA 39819 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

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Arlene Barbara Sears was born July 30, 1934, in Manhattan, N.Y., the daughter of George & Jean Mascavage Sears. After high school graduation, Arlene married John R. Cofty in 1954. They made their home in Columbus, moving “home” in 1981. Arlene was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

“The more the merrier” was Arlene’s mantra. She was a great cook known especially for her homemade lasagna sauce. Arlene was all about the details. She kept an orderly house with everything in its place. She loved dogs (especially Dachshunds for some reason), watching BBC, reading mystery novels, and firing up her computer. Facebook kept her connected, allowed her to relive special memories, and provided entertainment when the boys were out of pocket.

Survivors include her children, John Roger Cofty, Jr. and his wife, Key, of Bainbridge, and Doug Cofty and his wife, Tonya, of Brinson; and her grandson, Dawson. In addition to her parents, Arlene was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John Roger Cofty, Sr., and her siblings.

Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321)