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Jimmy Hobbs

October 20, 1961 — December 22, 2012

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Jimmy "Wolfie" Hobbs

Dearing, GA  – Jimmy Gene “Wolfie” Hobbs, 51, loving son of Judith Nichols Hobbs and Gene Hobbs, Sr, entered into rest Saturday, December 22, 2012 at GA Health Sciences Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM, Monday, December 24, 2012 At Fort Creek Baptist Church with Rev Jim Martin, Rev Boyd Reeves and Dr Phil Bray officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Jimmy was born in El Paso TX but lived most of his life in McDuffie County. He proudly served 8 years in the Navy and was a member of Fort Creek Baptist Church.  Wolfie was a “travelling man” but called Dearing his home. He loved watching movies, GA Bulldog football and music—you could often find him playing his guitar and writing music.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family, which also included “eating”. Wolfie was a gentle giant with a great sense of humor who will be greatly missed.
Other survivors include his children, Danielle H. McMillan (Jeremy) and Adrian Hobbs; his siblings, Lenny Hobbs (Lisa), Tabbie Austin (Gary Lee) and Andy Hobbs (Kristi); one granddaughter, Alyssa McMillan; his special friend, Jennifer Gregory; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. Pallbearers will be Jerry Garner, Ches Garner, Greg Godbee, Danny Hillman, L.M. Wiley and Sport Wiley.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd, Augusta GA  30909.
Letting Go

The angels gathered near your bed
So very close to you
For they knew the pain and suffering
That you were going through.

I thought about so many things
As I held tightly to your hand.
Oh, how I wished that you were strong
And healthy once again.

But your eyes were looking homeward
To that place beyond the sky
Where Jesus held his outstretched arms.
It was time to say “Good-bye”.

I struggled with my selfish thoughts
For I wanted you to stay
So we could walk and talk again
Like we did just yesterday.

But Jesus knew the answer
And I know He loved you so.
So I gave to you the greatest gift—
The gift of letting go.

Now my heart will carry memories
Of the love you gave to me
Until we meet again in Heaven
Where the best is yet to be.

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