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Virginia G. Hobbs

March 9, 1923 ~ March 16, 2018 (age 95)

Virginia Catherine Gilley Hobbs of Salemtowne Drive, Winston-Salem, NC, died Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. She was born March 9, 1923 in Leaksville, NC.  She was the daughter of the late Moyer Gray Gilley and Beulah Lashley Gilley.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. J. Dewey Hobbs Jr. and her dear son, Warren E. Hobbs and her brothers, Frederick Montgomery Gilley and Robert Lashley Gilley.  Virginia graduated from Leaksville High School, Mars Hill Junior College in 1943 and Wake Forest College in 1945.  She was married to J. Dewey Hobbs, Jr. on June 7, 1947 and taught school in Bunn, NC; Louisville, KY; Wingate, NC and Marion, NC.  She was a member of the first faculty at West McDowell Jr. High until her retirement.  She was a faithful church member wherever she lived.  She is survived by her two daughters: Cathy H. Powell of Winston-Salem, NC and Alice H. Little (Steve) of Marion, NC. Four grandchildren: Nathan H. Powell of New York City and his partner, Katherine Allen; Cate P. Sawyer (Dan) of Chapel Hill, NC; Rev. Mary L. Apicella (Rev. Jason) of Hendersonville, NC; and Sally S. Little of Asheville, NC.  She had two great grandchildren: Eli Sawyer and Evan Sawyer of Chapel Hill, NC.  Virginia is also survived by her sister, Shirley G. Hill (Bobby) of Reidsville, NC and nieces and a nephew.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Marion, NC on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 1:00pm with Rev. Dr. M. Scott Hagaman officiating.  Receiving of friends will follow in the church fellowship hall.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Salemtowne Retirement Community, at Salemtowne Assisted Living, and at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home for their compassionate and loving care.

Memorials may be made to:  First Baptist Church Music Ministry or Endowment Fund, 99 North Main St. Marion, NC 28752 or to the Family Fund, Pastoral Care Dept., Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Blvd.  Winston-Salem, NC 27157.

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