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Sally Mae Hobbs

March 22, 1922 — October 11, 2020

Sally Mae Hobbs

Sally Mae Hendrix Hobbs, age 98 of Englewood, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at her residence.
A native and life-long resident of Chattanooga, she was a daughter of the late Rev. J.W. and Mary Matilda Tate Hendrix and was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Woodrow Wilson Hobbs on December 31, 1998; 3 sisters, Grace Hicks, Edista "Dusty" Mitchell and Virginia Worthen; 2 brothers, John Hendrix and infant brother Leonard Hendrix.  
She was a member of White Oak Methodist Church for 70 years and was an active participant in the Friendship Sunday School, a member of the Choir, the pianist/organist during church services and provided various voluntary administrative services.  A former employee of Samuel Stamping and Enameling/Roper having retired after more than 30 years of of valued service as assistant to the plant manager.  She enjoyed cooking/baking and her skills were appreciated by all who knew her and her home was the center of many large and happy family holiday gatherings.  She especially loved gardening and was an avid bird watcher, she always kept a bird identification book close at hand.  She loved UT Football and rarely missed watching an Atlanta Braves game.  
2 Sons and daughters-in-law, Leonard and Carol Hobbs of Newark, DE;  Larry and Carolyn Hobbs of Athens; 
2 sisters, Maxine Gentry of Chattanooga and Isabell Vaughn of  FL;
She was a proud and loving grandmother and great-grandmother to 
4 grandchildren and spouses, Kristin Haden, Kevin and Kim Hobbs, Kimberly and Chris Caldwell and Andrea Hobbs.
9 great-grandchildren, Cole Haden, Twins Erin and Alexis Haden, Abigail  Caldwell, Alexander Caldwell, Kellen Moore, Erabella Williams, Twins Amarys Ann and Camille Hendrix Williams.
Many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 6:00 PM Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at White Oak United Methodist Church with Rev. Amy Nutt officiating.  Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.  Active pallbearers will be her family.  The family will receive friends from 4-6 PM Wednesday prior to the service at the church.  Due to Covid 19 masks will be required at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to White Oak United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 15788, Chattanooga, TN 37415.  Those unable to attend may send condolences to  There will be a live stream on Facebook and also a Zoom meeting

ID 1646-558-8656  Meeting ID 4238776042 and password 6042#


Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of the arrangements.


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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home

, Athens, TN 37303

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