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James Hobbs

February 15, 1931 - January 14, 2022
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Tuesday 1/18, 11:00 am

James Hobbs, 90, of Phenix City, Alabama, passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022, at home surrounded by his loving family, in Phenix City, AL. Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Lakeview Memory Gardens Phenix City, Alabama with Reverend Cecil Scott officiating. James was born on February 15, …
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Charlene Beard Crowe left a message on January 21, 2022:
I’m so sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen the family since visiting Diane just before she passed away. It broke my heart for her to suffer like tht. May she be at peace now. It was a pleasant surprise when Uncle James arrived and walked up and hugged me. I didn’t expect he would be there, but I sure was glad to see him. He looked so good. I loved him. The summers I spent time with Aunt Frankie, Uncle James, and Diane, evn before lil’ James left home, we’re some of the best memories of my childhood. Uncle James was one of the sweetest men I knew. I remember the distinct sweet smell from his cigars. I didn’t hate it. I remember one trip we made and daddy couldn’t avoid hitting a dog in the road. Poor daddy had to listen to all his girls wailing the rest of the way there. So once we arrived, daddy and Uncle James took a shovel and promised to go and bury the dog, so we would stop crying and fussing, and off they went. It did help us feel a little better. Did you know tht one summer I was visiting and Aunt Frankie scratched some money together and took Diane and me to see Jaws at the theatre. Thts like a time machine right there. It was a matinee feature, and me and Diane were so scared, tht we left early and Aunt Frankie was never upset tht we didn’t stay and finish the movie. She was just so sweet. Theresa reminds me of Aunt Frankie with her kind and sweet spirit. It was a huge crush when Aunt Frankie died. It changed everything. We had so much fun when our families would come together. We got to play in tht old barn in the country, sitting with our feet swinging from the loft. I didn’t want y’all to move from tht house because of tht barn. And I remember a day we went picnicking and swimming someplace with a waterfall down large stones and slabs. It was warm outside. Great day! And I remember being worried about Jimmy in Vietnam and praying for him. I didn’t understand everything going on with tht, except knowing Jiimmie was in the middle of it. And I missed him. Jimmie had a larger than life presence. And Butch was always so funny, he did a great job filling those shoes. Lil James was just sweet. And who could forget Babygirl Diane, You can’t know how much I loved and admired you guys. When we would say our goodbyes at the end of the day, which took forever, I would cry most of the ride back to Macon, because it made me so sad to leave. I think most of us cried, including mama. When Aunt Frankie died and mama and daddy divorced, it fractured our bond. I’m sorry for tht. I was lost for quite some time. But know tht I still think of each of you and love you so very much. I cherish all my memories, as it’s all I have of y’all. So much has changed. And we grow older everyday. I hope we see each other again in this uncertain world. We say we are gonna do tht, but we only have each other. Stay safe. All my love, Charlene
Patrissa Olson left a message on January 17, 2022:
We love you Pawpaw.
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Kathy Godwin left a message on January 17, 2022:
Love you papa and miss you you was my life
Vance Brooks left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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