Alfred Eugene Hobgood

Born: Sat., Jul. 1, 1939
Died: Wed., Apr. 16, 2014


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 17, 2014
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Apr. 18, 2014
Location: McCommons Chapel

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Alfred Eugene “Gene” Hobgood

Alfred Eugene “Gene” Hobgood, 74, of Eatonton, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA.  Gene was born July 1, 1939 to the late George Alfred Hobgood and Syble Azalee Weaver Hobgood in Canton, GA.  He graduated from West Fulton High School in Atlanta, GA in 1957.  After high school, he proudly served his country in the Army Reserves.  On October 24, 1964 he married Patricia Anne McLaughlin with whom he had two children. For thirty-five years Gene worked as a salesman for Ziegler Tools and moved to Eatonton, GA to be closer to the territory he worked. Moving from Austell, GA, they have lived in Eatonton for twenty-five years.  After retiring from Ziegler Tools, he worked for Hallman’s Ace Hardware in Eatonton as partime clerk.  He was a member of Lakeside Church at Lake Oconee.  He loved being with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He was a collector of American made knives and team collectible matchbox cars.  He  also loved fishing, football and working in the yard.

Gene is survived by his loving wife of  nearly 50 years, Patricia Anne “Pat” Hobgood of Eatonton, GA; a son, Glen Hobgood of Acworth, GA and his two children Alexandra Elise Hobgood and Zoe Anne Hobgood; a daughter, Gina Collier and husband Ray of Dallas, GA and their two children, Kayla Collier and Clint Collier; a brother, James Harold Hobgood and wife Dorothy Jo of Marietta, GA;  a host of other relatives and friends.  

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Chapel in Greensboro with Rev. Lee Ross and Rev. Joe Tanner officiating.  Interment will follow in the Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642.  Serving as pallbearers are Ray Collier, Jr., Brad Richardson, Jeff Richardson, Kevin Kiger, Jay Kiger and Chase Graham.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday night at McCommons Funeral Home.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA,  706-453-2626 is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us online at to sign the online guest register.


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Sherry Turner & Mike Atkins
   Posted Thu April 17, 2014
Mrs. Pat, I knew that you husband was ill as I had been in the bank and had missed you there and at church. I was so sorry to learn that he has passed away. I know that it will be a difficult time for you as you adjust to life without him. I will be thinking of you and wishing you comfort in the arms of our Lord!

Kate Tioaquen
   Posted Thu April 17, 2014

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Metro Facilities Team.

We are sorry for your loss. Our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy. Our thoughts are with the family during these difficult times. -Metro Facilities Team

Brandi and Doug Price
   Posted Thu April 17, 2014
Mrs. Pat,

My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you in this trying time.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Gary, Claire, and Jackson Sanders
   Posted Thu April 17, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Louise McDuffie
   Posted Thu April 17, 2014
So sorry to hear of Gene's death. Today, I remembered all the good talks we all shared at the fence in the back yard. You & your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Louise, Kelly & Michael

Billy Kay
   Posted Thu April 17, 2014
Glen, I'm very sorry for your loss. Your loss is great but your Dad's legacy is greater. Please know that if there is anything we can do for your family just let me know. Love you brother.

Tracy Hendon (Hollis)
   Posted Fri April 18, 2014
Mrs. Pat, Gina and Glen,

I know it has been many years since we have seen each other but I wanted you to know that I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Gene. I have so many fond memories of Gina and I's adolescents with all of your family. You all were so kind and loving and always made me feel like I was part of your family. I will be praying for each of you today and through out the weeks. Our lives may have taken us each different directions but your family will remain forever in my heart. Love you guys..

Max & Anita Hardie
   Posted Fri April 18, 2014
We love your family. Pat, we are praying that you will feel God's presence in your life at this time. Know that we will continue to pray for all of you. Love, Anita & Max

Brenda and Rod Nave
   Posted Fri April 18, 2014
Remembering all the Hobgoods today and Praying for each of you in the days and weeks ahead.

Cathy & Randall
   Posted Fri April 18, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time, Love Cathy & Randall Reynolds

jackie cooper
   Posted Sat April 19, 2014
Mrs Hobgood, I graduated from high school with your husband at West Fulton. I remember him as a kind, intelligent young man. May our Lord's presence hold you and your family very close at this time. My prayers are with you. I lost my husband 2 years ago. Jackie Dewberry Cooper