July 19, 2024
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Thelma “Sally” Hobbs

1944 – 2023

Funeral services for Thelma “Sally” Bozeman Hobbs, 79, will be held on Saturday, July 8, at 1:00 p.m., at Emory Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Hopewell Cemetery. 

Mrs. Hobbs died on June 29, 2023. She was born on January 22, 1944, to Odie B. and Ernestine Nash Bozeman in Sulphur Springs. She was baptized at an early age at Independent Baptist Church in Como. She later joined Prairie Grove Baptist Church and Jacksonville Church of Deliverance.

She graduated from Douglas High School in 1964. While in high school she participated in the Color Guard/Band, choir and track. She was married to Elvin Hobbs for 49 years and they had two children.

Mrs. Hobbs worked at Green Acres Nursing Home and NETO for many years as a dietitian assistant, working her way up to dietician supervisor. She also worked at AAA Wire Factory, HD Lees Sewing Factory, Dairy Queen, American Home Health, and was a childcare sitter for many years.

She loved the Lord, her family and her friends. She enjoyed reading the Bible, praising the Lord and sharing the word of God. She was a minister, soloist who sang with her sisters, the Bozeman Singers, and the Gospel Harmonizers. She enjoyed cooking and baking desserts, and watching church ministries on television, sports, and numerous other television shows. 

Mrs. Hobbs is survived by son, Michael Hobbs of Emory; daughters, Kimberly Hobbs of Emory and Toni Jones of Beaumont; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; sisters, Connie Dunlap of Mt. Vernon, Willie Robinson and husband Hubert, Swaunice McMillan, and Delores Smith, all of Emory, and Sandra Mayberry and husband Norris, of Point; brother, Lee Arvis Bozeman and wife Susan of Como; brother-in-law, Lee Hobbs of Emory; sister-in-law, Helen Hobbs of Los Angeles, California; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers, Tommy F. Bozeman and Odie B. Bozeman; and sister, Lucy Strange.

Visitations will be held on Friday, July 7, at 10:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. at Wilson Orwosky Funeral Home, and on Saturday, July 8, one hour prior to the service at Emory Baptist Church.