James E Hoban

May 27, 1926July 1, 2018

James E. Hoban, 92, died July 1 after a long battle with cancer. Originally from Chicago, he was with J. Walter Thompson Advertising. He moved to Atlanta in 1952 to join Tucker Wayne Company, where he became Vice President. He later formed his own agency named Hoban Allen, Sachs. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lucille Wrigley of Atlanta; sons Mark Hoban (Karen) and Patrick Hoban (Toni); and several grandchildren. He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Traditional Catholic Church in Mableton where a Requium Mass will be celebrated Monday, July 9 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at H M Patterson Oglethorpe Chapel in Brookhaven Sunday, July, 8 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Donations may be sent to Birthright Atlanta.


  • Visitation Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Prayer Service Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, July 9, 2018

James E Hoban

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Maura Smith

July 13, 2018

Dear Aunt Lupe,

Im writing this to let you know how upset I am. He was a great person and will sorely be missed. Just to let you know how how sorry I am. xxx, Maura

Matt Robbins

July 6, 2018

I met Jim and Lucille and the boys decades ago, spending much time with them as we all were learning about life things through the eyes and vocal talents of Father Micheal Regan. What fodder and fun he provided! Jim shared his assessment of all that was happening in direct words and actions.

My prayers are with you and yours: savor all the life lessons and memories he shared. God bless you

Terence Douglas

July 3, 2018

Mr. Hoban was truly One of a kind ...... you always knew where he stood . he was never shy on opinions and for that I thank him ! I have a lot of fond memories .....

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Hoban family