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Janette Perdue

August 10, 1930 — February 4, 2016

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Janette Hobbs Perdue

Wrens, GA  –              Janette Hobbs Perdue, 85, loving wife of the late J.L. Perdue, entered into her eternal rest Thursday morning, February 4, 2016 at Jefferson Hospital in Louisville.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday afternoon, February 7, 2016 at Wrens United Methodist Church with the Reverends Thad Harvey and Race Lariscy officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot in the Ways Baptist Church Cemetery.

Janette was one of thirteen children born to the late Pearl and Joseph Hobbs in the panhandle of Warren County. She attended grade school at Purvis Schoolhouse and graduated from Warren County High School. After obtaining her LPN degree at Augusta Tech Nursing School, she worked for Gracewood State School & Hospital, retiring with 40 years of service. Upon her marriage to the love of her life, Janette made Wrens her home. She was a member of Woodmen of the World and faithfully served her Savior as a member of Wrens United Methodist Church and the Griswold Sunday School Class.  She was a great cook, so naturally was on their Bereavement Committee where she brought comfort to families through her famed banana puddings, pecan pies, apple tarts and other delicious dishes. She could be found picking up and picking out pecans which she used to make those renowned pecan pies. Janette also dearly loved going to what she termed as the “beautiful parlor” where she could keep up with all the “goings on”.  Not one to “sugar coat” anything, Janette always spoke her mind and was very straight forward and frank in her approach to people. Known for her dry wit and sense of humor, she loved to laugh and enjoy her family and friends. A loyal, dedicated wife, mother, sister and friend, she was dependable and could always be counted on when needed. Janette was proud of her family whom she loved unconditionally. Being reunited with her husband and son, Janette’s eternity has begun and is now basking in God’s glory.

Janette is also preceded in death by her eldest son, Wayne Perdue; and her siblings, Lee Hobbs, Nora Russell, Bobbie Whitaker, Lester Hobbs and Doris Sleister. Survivors include her son and wife, Wight and Sharon Perdue; her daughter-in-law, Laurie Ford Perdue; five sisters, Ann Smith (Jimmy), Weslyn McGee, Betty Jo Hobbs, Marian June Widener (Gus), and Iris King; two brothers, Davis Hobbs (Maitlyn) and Barton Hobbs; five grandchildren, Benjamin Perdue (Laila), Logan Perdue, Rachel P. Jones (Brint), Jaclyn P. Love (Josh) and Bonnie P. Grossarth (Adrian); four great grandchildren, Eli Jones, Brielle Grossarth, Hannah Love and Haley Love; a multitude of nieces and nephews; and many friends.  Pallbearers will be Trey Franks, Jimmy Gay, Jody Hobbs, Ben Perdue, Logan Perdue, Andy Russell and Barry Russell.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Wrens UMC Building Fund, 202 Russell St, Wrens  GA 30833 earmarked for the kitchen project.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 3:00-5:00 P.M. Saturday afternoon, February 6, 2016.


Legacy of Love
A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife, not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.

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