OBITUARY

Mrs. Peggy (Batson) Hobbs

January 23, 1935March 22, 2019
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Peggy Hobbs of Franklin, Tennessee, age 84, passed away on March 22, 2019 in Cool Springs. She was born in Nashville, Tennessee on January 23, 1935 to the late John H. and Mildred N. Batson. She graduated from Vanderbilt University and received her Masters Degree from Peabody College. In 1956 she began her teaching career at Glendale Elementary. In 1964 she became a consultant for Metro Public Schools. In 1968 she resumed her passion for teaching at Percy Priest Elementary and in 1982 accepted a position at Oak Hill School. In 1988 she received the Hubert Smothers Award for Distinguished Teaching and Dedicated Service from the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools. Peggy was a charter member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary teacher's sorority, and served as President. Upon her retirement in 2006 after 50 years of teaching she stated, "The thing I hope to leave my students with is a love for learning." Peggy also taught Sunday School for a combined 62 years at Belmont Methodist, Glendale Baptist, Judson Baptist, and Forest Hills Baptist churches. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, William Miller Hobbs, Jr. She is survived by two children, Allen Gardner Hobbs and Martha Ansley Hobbs, her brother Neal Batson, other family and her beloved caregiver, Ann.

The family will receive friends at Mount Olivet Funeral Home from 4-7 pm, March 25, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held at Forest Hills Baptist Church at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 with Dr. Sam Boyd officiating. Interment will follow at the Historic Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee with Richard Girdler, Jr., John McLemore, Brian Townsend, Ricky Widmer and Jim Woodbury serving as pallbearers.

  • FAMILY

  • Martha Ansley Hobbs, Daughter
  • Allen Gardner Hobbs, Son
  • William Miller Hobbs Jr., Husband
  • Mildred Batson, Mother
  • John H. Batson, Father
  • and her beloved caregiver Ann
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Richard Girdler, Jr., Casket Bearer
  • John McLemore, Casket Bearer
  • Brian Townsend, Casket Bearer
  • Ricky Widmer, Casket Bearer
  • Jim Woodbury, Casket Bearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Saint Thomas Nursing Scholarship Fund

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 25, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, March 26, 2019
REMEMBERING

Mrs. Peggy (Batson) Hobbs

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Eileen Cartwright

March 29, 2019

Peggy was a kind,Christian lady.

Shawna Brown

March 27, 2019

Peggy is one of the first people i remember my mother, Patricia Brown, mentioning when she first started working at Oak Hill in 1983. Over the years they became close and more friends than just co-workers. Peggy was such a kind soul. She was so good to my mother, especially when she got sick, which meant so very much to me and will never forget.
My mom used to say she was scared that she wouldn't be remembered. But i meet people every day who knew her and only have fond memories. I am positive this will be the same with Peggy. She made a difference, and her memory will live on the hearts of the many students, staff, parents and anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her.

Elaine Speed Neeley

March 24, 2019

I knew Peggy Hobbs while growing up in Glendale Baptist Church and Glendale Elementary School. Alan and I graduated from John Overton together in 1968. What a lovely and sweet woman, admired by all. My condolences to and prayers for Alan, Ansley and the family.

jeannette robinson

March 23, 2019

I was so honored to have been with her only a few weeks ago when she was her vibrant, animated, jovial self. What a beautiful spirit and an inspiration to those she met, especially her Alpha Delta Kappa sisters of which she was a founder of Mu Chapter.

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