We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Albritton Funeral Directors
Miss Zoe Elaine Hobby, 56, of Tifton, went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Tift Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Sunday, September 18, 2022 at New Life Presbyterian Church of Tifton with Rev. Sam Maves officiating. Interment will follow at Irwinville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 1:45 P.M. at the church before the service.
Pallbearers will be officers of New Life Presbyterian Church of Tifton, and cousins of Zoe.
Miss Hobby was born August 4, 1966 in Tift County to the late Elvin “Buck” Hobby and Joyce McDuffie Hobby. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, James and Tempie Goodwin McDuffie. She was a member of New Life Presbyterian Church of Tifton. She began piano lessons as a child strongly encouraged by her grandmothers. Miss Hobby was an accomplished pianist using her talents as the pianist for New Life Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Tift County High School in 1984, then received her bachelor’s from Shorter College and her master’s from Auburn University. Zoe was a music educator teaching chorus in Tift, Worth and Irwin county schools. She also was a voice instructor at ABAC. She was a beloved chorus teacher who inspired many students and teachers in Southwest Georgia with her humor and talents. Everyone who knew her loved her, along with all of her cats. She was well known for her love of cats.
Very close to her heart was the Music Ensemble she was a part of with, Gina Lawhon, Betsy Jones, Lesli Holton and Sheri Wyles. The ensemble entertained at special events, weddings, funerals and the ABAC Concert Series. Foremost in her life was her church family.
Miss Hobby is survived by her uncles, James McDuffie (Vivian) and Winston McDuffie; her cousins, Jeff McDuffie, Susan M. Benson, David McDuffie, Charlotte M. Murphy, Toby M Stickney and Anne McDuffie.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Life Presbyterian Church of Tifton, 3500 Fulwood Road, Tifton, Ga. 31794.
Albritton Funeral Directors is in charge of her arrangements.