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Clyde Macie (Pickett) Hobbs

February 21, 1926

 Clyde Macie Hobbs, born February 21, 1926, passed away in Dallas September 14, 2018 at the age of 92. Gentle in spirit, generous in love, Clyde personified the traits of faith, family, humility, character, service and friendship. Clyde lived her faith, secure in the saving grace of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To know Clyde was to experience an always positive attitude and optimistic outlook on life, no matter what circumstances might face her. She loved to serve others, volunteering at church and countless non-profits focused on helping those less fortunate. Her sweet and caring nature attracted life-long friends and served as an example for all of us. Her sense of humor was infectious, her mind was bright, and her creativity inspired many different interests. Clyde loved her family and they adored her. As a wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother, Clyde lived and modeled what it’s like to be the “best of the best.” She celebrated her friends and families every success but could always make any disappointment somehow feel better. Self-sufficient and caring, it was always about you, never about her. In essence, she was the sweetest person we knew and she will be deeply missed but we celebrate a “life well-lived by a good and faithful servant of the Lord.” Clyde was born in Hillsborough, North Carolina and after graduation from Chapel Hill high school, she moved to New York and assisted in the war effort with the Red Cross. She met and married the love of her life, Ed Hobbs, and they were blessed with their daughter, Genny Anne. Corporate opportunities offered Ed and Clyde the chance to live in various cities in the south and midwest until they retired to Wilmington, North Carolina. Several year’s following Ed’s death, Clyde moved to Dallas to be close to her family and beloved grandsons. Clyde quickly made a host of new friends and enjoyed spending time with each one. Clyde excelled at bridge and had an uncanny ability to win almost any game she ever played, much to the dismay of her friends. Clyde was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Jackson Hobbs; parents Clyde Vernon Pickett and Janie Farrell Pickett; and her brother Ronald Pickett. Clyde is survived by her devoted and beloved daughter, Genny Doramus and husband Mike; grandchildren Ben Doramus and wife Lindsey, Bill Doramus and wife Amy, Luke Doramus and wife Christy; great grandchildren Rachel and Ashley Doramus, William and Caroline Doramus. Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Park Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75205. A memorial service will be held in Cox Chapel at Highland Park Methodist Church on Thursday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 A.M. Wednesday, October 17, in Clinton City Cemetery,Clinton, North Carolina.

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