Brown-Wynne Funeral Home & Crematory

300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC


Alfred Llewellyn Hobgood III

December 3, 1946October 6, 2019

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, Alfred “A” Llewellyn Hobgood III, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 72.

A. was born on December 3, 1946 in Kinston, North Carolina. Raised in Smithfield, he went on to attend Darlington High School and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He built a successful career as a financial advisor, first being hired by Jim Wheat of Wheat First Securities, then building the presence of Scott and Stringfellow in Eastern North Carolina. He ended his career at RBC Wealth management.

A. had a passion for golf and all things UNC. He loved the Carolina coast and spent much of his life by or on the water with friends and family. His greatest joy was spending time with his wife, children and most especially his five grandchildren. A. was known for his devotion to many charitable organizations and his contributions include: past Trustee of Parrot Academy, Kinston NC; past President of Parrot Academy, Kinston, NC; past Trustee, LMH Foundation, Kinston NC; past Trustee, Board of Visitors, UNC; past National Chair, Excellence Fund, UNC; past President, Co-Founders Cub, UNC; past Trustee, St. Mary’s School, Raleigh NC; past Trustee, Marine Sciences Board of Visitors, UNC; past trustee, NC Community Foundation; past Director, First Tee of Triangle; Member, UNC Cardiology Board of Advisors; Director and Chairman, The Medical Foundation of North Carolina; Leadership Council, Rex Hospital; Trustee, Rex Heart Hospital; Board Member, Rex Open Tournament.

Preceded in death by his father, Alfred Llewellyn Hobgood, Jr. and his mother Suefan Gooding Hobgood.

He is survived by his wife Rhonda, two sons; Alfred Llewellyn Hobgood IV (Lila) and Coy Holt Edwards Hobgood (Jayme); grandchildren Alfred Llewellyn Hobgood, V, Clara Odette Hobgood, Jewell Gooding Hobgood, Colton Edwards Hobgood, Michael Clarke Hobgood and siblings Elizabeth Hobgood Wellons, Kenneth Edwards Hobgood and Tom Anderson Hobgood.

The family received visitors on Wednesday, October 9, from 5-7 p.m., at A. and Rhonda's home.

A funeral service was held at 11a.m., Thursday, October 10th, at Christ Episcopal Church,120 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh. A burial service followed at 1p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Smithfield, North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in A.’s name can be made to the First Tee of the Triangle online or sent to P.O. Box 91447 Raleigh, North Carolina 27675; www.TheFirstTeeTriangle.org

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne, 300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh.


  • First Tee of the Triangle


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Graveside Service Immediately Following Service Thursday, October 10, 2019


Alfred Llewellyn Hobgood III

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Michael Thatcher

October 8, 2019

Rhonda -
Marsha & I are truly saddened to hear of A's passing. I have many cherished memories of that good and gracious gentleman. He had a wonderful combination of humor and intelligence. Our prayers are with all of you.

Carter & Brenda Sitterson

October 8, 2019

Carter joins me in expressing our deepest condolences to you, Holt and the entire Hobgood Family. "Gone too soon"

Cathy Ellington

October 8, 2019

Howard and I have personally know A for 20 plus years. A has always been a Good Caring Friend! We enjoyed the time we spent with A and Rhonda. He was Gracious and a Gentlemen! We will miss A very much! God has another Angel!

Farnoosh Brock

October 8, 2019

Andy and I admired A so much. He initiated us into Old Chatham and was so very my gracious. He made us laugh and shared so many good insights about the club in the fall of 2016 when we had that lunch. Loved his company. So very sorry to hear of his passing and sending our condolences and love to Rhonda and his family.

Reggie Matthews

October 8, 2019

He has left us too soon and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

George Tennille

October 8, 2019

"A" was loved by all who knew him. He always had a warm smile and a kind remark. Both a friend, golfing buddy and a fraternity brother who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Love to the family from Sylvia and George.

Gill Holland

October 8, 2019

We (Jim, Gill and Grandma) would like to tell tell you and your family how very sorry we are to hear of your Dad’s passing. We send our love and prayers. You will all be in our thoughts during this sad time.