|Birth: ||Mar. 29, 1917|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 9, 2003|
Gaffney, SC native
Iola Taylor Bobbitt, 86, of Charlottesville, Va., died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Our Lady of Peace. Iola was born in Gaffney on March 29, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Lafayette and Lillian Service Taylor. She was also preceded in death by her husband of over 64 years, Thomas Fleming Bobbitt; two sisters, Montez Harmon and Ruby Taylor; and a brother, Robert Taylor.
She is survived by her daughter, Sylvia Bobbitt Ardinger of Lake Monticello; sons, Robert Fleming Bobbitt of Flagstaff, Ariz., Joseph Michael Bobbitt of Hendersonville, N.C., and Kenneth Franklin Bobbitt of Leesburg, Va.; two sisters, Ione Taylor of Columbus, Ga., and Janelle Taylor Sarratt of Gaffney; a brother, Samuel Lafayette Taylor Jr. of Gaffney; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two nephews, Samuel G. Harmon of Columbus, Ga., who will conduct the graveside service in Gaffney, and Samuel Lafayette Taylor II of Gaffney.
Mrs. Bobbitt was a champion speller in school and won many spelling bee awards. She worked for a lawyer and was a court stenographer in Gaffney before meeting the love of her life ,Thomas Fleming Bobbitt, and marrying him in Gaffney on May 29, 1937. They traveled while he worked for Roses Dime Stores, settling in northern Virginia.
After her children were born, she became a full-time mother and housewife, except for a brief time when she worked at The Pentagon as a secretary. She also worked for a lawyer in McLean, Va.
After living in Falls Church, Va., for 31 years, she and her husband moved back to Halifax, N.C. In 1996, they moved to Lake Monticello, Va., to be near their daughter and her husband. She was loved by and inspired love and devotion to family and friends. An avid sports fan, people delighted in her knowledge of the players, coaches and trivia that she knew about them.
A service was held at 3 p.m., Saturday, July 12, at the Hill & Wood Chapel. Interment will take place 10 a.m. today, July 14, at Frederick Memorial Gardens in Gaffney, South Carolina.
Iola Taylor Bobbitt was a niece of Ruth Isabelle Service Muse (my grandmother) and my mother's cousin.
Samuel LaFayette Taylor (1882 - 1938)
Lillian Service Taylor (1883 - 1980)
Thomas Fleming Bobbitt (1913 - 2001)*
Ruby J Taylor (1911 - 1913)*
Montez Taylor Harmon (1913 - 1997)*
Ione Elizabeth Taylor (1915 - 2005)*
Iola L Taylor Bobbitt (1917 - 2003)
Janelle Taylor Sarratt (1920 - 2006)*
Samuel L. Taylor (1924 - 2004)*
Frederick Memorial Gardens
South Carolina, USA
Created by: GMG
Record added: Jan 10, 2011
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