THOMSON, Ga. -- Mrs. Evelyn Hobbs Newsome, 77, went home to be with the Lord February 10, 2005 at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.
She was the daughter of the late Luther M. Hobbs and Hattie Ruth Harden Hobbs.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Jay Newsome; two daughters, Levonne (Frank) Burnett of Harlem, and Janice Brinkley of Thomson; four grandchildren, Allen Burnett of Aiken, Donna (Daniel) Bolton of Lexington, Glenn Brinkley and Shannon Brinkley, both of Thomson; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Dot Buffington of Thomson; three brothers, L.M. Hobbs, Jr. of Augusta, James L. Hobbs and Everette P. Hobbs, both of Thomson; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Newsome was a native of Warren County and lived in McDuffie County for many years. She was a seamstress, beginning at Thomson Company in Thomson. After moving to Augusta, she was employed by Homestead Draperies as a line supervisor and later at Carroll Fabrics as plant supervisor. She and her husband moved back to Thomson in 1966 to establish a retail business. Together they owned and operated Thomson Fabric Center, specializing in custom-made draperies. She was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church and most recently attended Thomson Church of God. She was a very devoted wife and mother, well known in the community and much loved by all who knew her.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2005 at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Lawson, Rev. Don Green and Rev. Sam Collins officiating. Interment followed at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Paul Hobbs, Randy Huff, Raymond Brinkley, Randy Payne, Ken Richardson and Stanley Hobbs.