|Birth: ||Dec. 5, 1813|
|Death: ||May 27, 1899|
The Worth County Local
After reaching the 85th milestone on the journey of life, our dear old grandmamma, Mrs. Nancy Hobby, passed from time to eternity on the 27 inst. Although she had been almost helpless for the past three years, she had all the kind attention that a dear and loving daughter could give. The attention of one who gave up all the pleasures of social life for the comfort of her mother, and never seemed to tire.
God will bless you, Aunt Kate, in all of your undertakings, althought sad and lonely you must be, you have nothing to regret. You can truly say, that grandmamma never lacked for any attention.
During her affliction she had been under the skillful treatment of Dr. John Ford, while he knew that he could not restore her healt, he did all that he could to relieve her of her suffering.
Grand-ma joined the Missionary Baptist church in her girlhood and lived a true christian life. She bore her affliction with great patience and christian fortitude, she never murmured but was resigned to God's will and purpose, was patient to the last, and then went home to join loved ones gone before.
She leaves 10 children, 48 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren with a host of friends to mourn her loss.
A precious one from us is gone, A place is vacant in our home. A voice we loved is stilled. Which never can be filled.
How vividly we call to memory the happy hours spent with her. How sad to think they are no more, and grand-ma is gone but not forever. We hope to meet again in that Heavenly home where there will be no more sad partings and no more good-byes.
Weep not dear children Though you loved me so,
The pearly gates are open to me and God says I have to go
I must lay aside all terrestrial toys and go to reap celstial joys. Weep not children for I am free from pain prove out faithful and we shall meet again.
Smooth back the locks of soft white hair And kiss the fevered brow.
Then close the eyes so meekly blue While grand-ma smiles no more on you.
Sleep there grand-ma, you will wake When the day of joy shall break. In the Savior's image bright Clothed in robes of sportless white.
In the shining courts above Dwells the one we love.
There her voice is sweetly ringing With the bands of Angels singing.
Look upward and our grand-ma we'll see Fixed in her blessed abode, What child would not parentless be to give a grand-ma to God?
Written by her grand-daughter, May 31st 1899
Alexander Hobby (1808 - 1884)
Mary Hobby Potts (1832 - 1898)*
Susan Ann Hobby Sikes (1833 - 1902)*
Isaac Hobby (1834 - 1906)*
James A. Hobby (1835 - 1902)*
Jesse Hobby (1840 - 1916)*
Elizabeth Hobby McCrannie (1842 - 1925)*
Lucretia Hobby Hall (1849 - 1908)*
Robert Berrien Hobby (1851 - 1920)*
Catherine Louise Hobby Royal (1855 - 1930)*
Samantha M. Hobby Hawkins (1859 - 1913)*
Red Oak Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: Jeannie Williams
Record added: Apr 22, 2010
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