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 Loy Henderson Dobbins

Loy Henderson Dobbins

Birth
Marsalis, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 9 Sep 2001 (aged 81)
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Hurricane, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 15777822 · View Source
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Son of Vera Rufinia Carter and Warren Morphis Dobbins. Husband of Joyce Baker; married December 25, 1945. Father of Ruth Anne and Denise.

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Loy Henderson Dobbins expired at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 9, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. He was a resident of Baton Rouge since 1965. Dr. Dobbins was born Feb. 4, 1920, in the Marseilles community near Athens in Claiborne Parish. Preceded in death are his parents, W.M. Dobbins and Vera R. Carter; half-brother, Drew Dobbins, and a sister Erline Dobbins Thompson. He graduated from Athens High School and received bachelor of science, master of science, and doctorate degrees from LSU. He served in the military during World War II and received the Purple Heart for services rendered in the invasion of Guam and a Bronze Star for meritorious service on the island of LeShima in the Pacific Theater. After the Japanese surrendered, he participated in the occupation of Japan on the northern island of Hokado. On returning home, he married Joyce Maxine Baker. For 17 years he taught agriculture in Haynesville High School and was selected outstanding agriculture teacher for the nation in 1963. While teaching in Haynesville, he had a radio program early in the morning on KEEL. He served as judge in many livestock shows. He was a strong supporter of the Future Farmers of America. After receiving his Ph.D. he taught at LSU, Southern University, and University of New Orleans. Even after retirement he continued to pursue his agricultural interests by gardening, managing his timberland, and landscaping at University Baptist Church. Dr. Dobbins was a longtime member of the Masonic Order, El Karuba Shrine Temple, Alpha Gamma Rho. Phi Delta Kappa, Red Stick Forestry Association, and volunteered at Lod Cook LSU Alumni Center.
From his 55 years of marriage, they had two daughters, Ruth Anne Dobbins Bennett of Baton Rouge, married to Barton Bennett, and Denise Joyce Dobbins of Rome, GA, married to Robert Andrus. They had four granddaughters, Claire Bennett Gahagan of Baton Rouge, married to Russell Gahagan, Adriane Bennett of Winston-Salem, NC, Sarah Bennett of Ruston, and Hope Andrus of Rome. Two great-granddaughters have joined the family, Sidney Claire and Anne Marie Gahagan. Dr. Dobbins is survived by a sister, Chloie M. Dobbins of Shreveport; a half-brother Grover L. Dobbins of Baton Rouge; and 5 nephews. Visiting was at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government Street from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting at University Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, conducted by Rev. Carey Putt, the Rev. Carey Frolich and Monsignor Robert H. Berggreen. Eulogy by Madeline Berggreen. Graveside services will be at Hurricane Cemetery, near Arcadia at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. William Mitchell. Pallbearers will be members of the Gideon Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge or University Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements under management of Rabenhorst Funeral Home and Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Arcadia.

Baton Rouge Advocate, September 11, 2001


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  • Created by: Ruth Dobbins Bennett
  • Added: 16 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15777822
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Loy Henderson Dobbins (4 Feb 1920–9 Sep 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15777822, citing Hurricane Cemetery, Hurricane, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Ruth Dobbins Bennett (contributor 46864543) .