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Hilda "Nell" Hobbs

November 17, 1956 — March 12, 2020

Avera, GA

Hilda “Nell” Hyman Hobbs

Avera, GA  –               Hilda “Nell” Hyman Hobbs, 63, loving wife of 46 years to Thomas “Tommy” Rufus Hobbs, entered into her eternal rest Thursday evening, March 12, 2020 at Augusta University. Services to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday afternoon, March 21, 2020 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Pope officiating.  The family receive friends in the Chapel from 2:45 – 4:00 P.M. after the services.

One of six born to the late Susie Ola Hadden Hyman and the late Glenn Alton Hyman, Nell was raised in Cadley and was a 1974 graduate of Warren County High School.  Not long after meeting the love of her life by chance—while he was working for the state on a road crew, he saw her drive past him and knew he had to meet her—they married and lived in Cadley. She worked at Tweets, a fast food enterprise in Warrenton, before their first move to Avera.  She then worked as a substitute teacher for Warren County School System. Job opportunities was the reason for their move to Evans, where she worked in administrative for Dixie Gas for 20 years. After moving back to Avera in 1994, she was a substitute teacher for Jefferson County School System and then worked at Wrens Chevrolet until her health decline.  She and Tommy waited twelve years before starting their family.  Nell was the consummate wife and Mom, striving to make their home a loving safe-haven. She was very active in her children’s lives, especially during their school years—4H, Chorus, fund-raisers for all activities.  She always wanted to be with her children and experience life with them. It was well-known that she loved her two dogs, Bandit and Smokey, more than life. Nell loved her Lord and Savior and was a faithful member of Wrens Baptist Church until her health precluded her from attending.  She enjoyed singing, reading, and shopping, often pampering herself with mani/pedis.  Her favorite place to visit was Tybee beach; her favorite colors were red and purple; and she loved peacocks and collecting peacock memorabilia.  Nell will be remembered for her infectious laugh, her sweet smile, her happy, joyous attitude, her unselfish acts of kindness, and her loving, generous, compassionate spirit.  She now has a new, healthy body and is singing with the Angel Choir glorifying our Heavenly Father.

Nell was also preceded in death by her two sisters, Bobby Edge and Beverly Whaley. Other survivors include her children, Sarah E. Hobbs (Angel) and Matthew Hobbs; three siblings, Ann Hubbard, Larry Hyman (Renell) and Barry Hyman (Betty); three grandchildren, Lizzy, Elliot and Xander; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 21, 2020

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

2:45 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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