Mary Faye Hobson
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Mary Faye Hobson
  • February 14, 1928 - November 3, 2017
  • Winston Salem, North Carolina

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Mary Faye Sprinkle Hobson passed away November 3rd surrounded by family. She was born February 14, 1928 in Yadkin County, the youngest child of Margaret Burchman Williams and Leander Gwynn Sprinkle. She adored her brothers, John and Robert (Gertrude) Sprinkle and her sisters, Martha (Willie) Macy, Margaret (Glenn) Shugart and Maude (Frank) Graves, all preceding her in death. Mary spent much of her adult life in Tobaccoville and worked for RJ Reynolds for 35 years.

Mary was married for 40 years to her lifelong friend and love, Arvon Lunford Hobson. They were married in 1946 after his return from WWII and after her graduation from Courtney High School in 1945. They leave behind three children, Judy (Larry) Williams of Chapel Hill, Carol (Ray) Strassburger of Oakton, VA and Todd Hobson of Winston Salem.

One of Mary's greatest joys in life was having grandchildren, Geoffrey Williams of Chapel Hill, Susan Williams of Durham, Karin (Norm) Brautigam of Cary, and Brian (Stephanie) Strassburger of Fairfax, VA. She was equally proud of her two great grandsons, Drew and Chase Brautigam. Mary was always happiest surrounded by family. She also leaves behind many wonderful nieces and nephews, and a special sister in law, Alice Hobson Malcolm of Monroe.

Mary loved life and helping people. Baking pound cakes and apple pies for others brought her great joy. She was an avid quilter and enjoyed sewing and embroidering, always finding the time to make a pair of pillowcases for someone celebrating a wedding or birthday. The beautiful handmade dolls with hand sewn clothes will always be cherished by her family and special friends. She loved gardening, especially growing tomatoes, and watching NASCAR racing with her son. She was also a proud UNC basketball fan and Washington Nationals baseball fan. In addition, she was a proud volunteer at the Red Cross.

Mary loved her church. She was a faithful member of Marshall Baptist and had many loyal friends there. The Hobson family will receive friends at Marshall Baptist Church at 11AM on Wednesday, November 8th, followed by the service at noon. There will be a private inurnment at Forsyth Memorial Park.

Tributes to Mary can be made to Marshall Baptist Church (5739 Old Rural Hall Rd., Winston Salem, 27106) or Hospice & Palliative Care Center (101 Hospice Ln., Winston Salem, 27103).