Jane Rogan Hoy, 94, formerly of Edgefield, S.C., died May 3 at the home of her daughter in Watkinsville, GA. where she had been living for the past seven years. A memorial service and celebration of life will be private.
Mrs. Hoy was preceded in death by her husband John (Jack) in 2005. She is survived by two sons, Larry E. Hoy, North Augusta, SC; Rick Hoy, Beaufort, SC; two daughters, Martha H. Bohner, Lampe, MO., Barbie Hoy, Watkinsville, GA.; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Originally from West Virginia, Mr. and Mrs. Hoy moved to North Augusta in 1954 when Mr. Hoy began working as a physicist at the Savannah River Plant. Mrs. Hoy worked as a receptionist in Augusta and then North Augusta, retiring from the North Augusta Star in the early 1980s. Prior to retiring, the Hoys moved to a farm in Edgefield, SC where they raised cattle, grew fruit from peaches to kiwis, and had a huge garden from which they always shared with others. They enjoyed rock hunting for many years and Mrs. Hoy was a lifelong voracious reader. She was a volunteer with the Edgefield Hospital Auxiliary for 20 years, a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and was a member of Berea Baptist Church. Mrs. Hoy was a dedicated mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and neighbor, whose kindness and generosity will always be remembered.
Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.