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Ollie Hayes Hobgood, Jr.
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DURHAM: Ollie Hayes Hobgood, Jr., 85, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Concordia Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Durham. He was born on June 28, 1932 in Durham, the son of the late Ollie Hayes Hobgood, Sr., and Katie Lee Oakley Hobgood.

Mr. Hobgood was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Guess Road Baptist Church where he formerly served as a Deacon and Sunday School Director. He loved the Lord his entire life and was saved as a young boy. He also loved basketball, and was voted Most Valuable Player in high school his senior year. Mr. Hobgood played golf and was runner up in the Herald Sun tournament one year. In 1991 he retired after 14 years of service with Liggett Myers and 25 years with IBM. After retirement Hayes was known for always showing pictures of his grandchildren and great grandchildren that he loved so much.

Mr. Hobgood is survived by his high school sweetheart, wife of 66 years, Barbara Marie Duke Hobgood of Durham; daughters, Sherry Hobgood Clendenin of Hampstead, Britt Hobgood Lawson (Greg) of Durham; sister, Ruth Weatherspoon of Raleigh; grandchildren, Brooke Blalock (Kevin), Colton Lawson, Nolan Lawson, Bristol Lawson, Baylor Lawson; and great-grandchildren, Bennett Blalock, Lydia Rose Blalock, Anna Blalock.

A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, December 21st at Guess Road Baptist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 1 to 1:50pm. Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to The Gideons International: Mailing Address: The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation Prior to the Service

Thursday

21

Dec

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Guess Road Baptist Church

3102 Guess Rd.
Durham, NC 27705

Funeral Service Following Visitation

Thursday

21

Dec

2:00 PM
Guess Road Baptist Church

3102 Guess Rd.
Durham, NC 27705

Cemetery Details

Location

Woodlawn Memorial Park

2107 Liberty St.
Durham, NC 27703

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