We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Crumpler - Honeycutt Funeral Home
Polly “Marie” Hobbs, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 28, 2022. She passed away peacefully at home.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at Clinton Cemetery with Rev. Charles Ray Jernigan officiating.
Marie was born on September 24, 1936 in Sampson County. She was the daughter of Robert and Mabel Hill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Jimmy Hobbs, son Jerry Draughon, brothers Robert “Jackie” Hill and Jimmy Hill, sisters Anne Boyette and Bonnie Kellum, all of Clinton.
Marie was a longtime member of Bethany PFWB Church in Clinton and loved her church family. During her sickness, she yearned to get back into church but her health did not allow it. Her church and church family were always on her mind. She had many close friends at Bethany from years back and was loved by all that knew her.
Marie played a very special part in raising two of her grandchildren, Brandon Draughon and Samantha Sutton, both of Clinton. She was their “Nanny” as they lovingly named her years ago. They were fortunate enough to live so closely to her their entire life and formed a special bond since the day they were born. As they both grew up, she did everything from babysitting them, picking them up from daycare and school, attending all of their school programs, t-ball games, piano lessons; you name it, she was going to be there. As any loving grandparent would do, she constantly worried about them even as adults. Marie was also “Nanny-Ree” to her precious great-granddaughter, Skylynn Draughon. She would often say she wished she were able and well enough to babysit even little Sky. She so loved those grandbabies.
Marie was a woman who thought of others before herself. She would make sure her children and grandchildren were clothed and fed before she would even worry about herself. She had been this way all of her life. Working in her yard and gardening were two of her most favorite things to do when she was able. Even into her early 80’s, you would see her out in her yard mowing, raking, weeding. The family would often “get onto her” about it but as long as she was able, nothing was going to stop her.
Survivors include: Sons, Ray Draughon (Betty) of Clinton, Larry Draughon of Fayetteville, and Tony Draughon of Clinton; grandchildren Brandon Draughon (Savannah) and Samantha Sutton (Johnathan) of Clinton, Brooke Hensley of South Carolina, Davon Draughon of Four Oaks, NC, and Joshua Draughon of Jacksonville, NC, great-granddaughter Skylynn Draughon, sisters Lynn Hill, Carolyn Buck, and Mylinda Faircloth all of Clinton, many nieces and nephews, and her devoted and loving dog, Sammy, who was her loyal and constant companion especially during her sickness. She was loved by many and will be missed by all that knew and loved her.