AUGUSTA, Ga. - Passed away peacefully on Monday, January 1, 2006, surrounded by her children, Mrs. Alice Eugenia Taff Dobbs. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2006, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Thomas Poteet and Son with the Rev. Wade Trimmer officiating. The family will receive friends following the service until 6:00. The daughter of John P. and Mary Russell Taff, Alice was born in 1924 in Omaha, Neb. She was raised in Great Bend, Kan., where during World War II she worked at the local airfield and met her husband, a B-29 pilot. After the war, she lived briefly in Mississippi before relocating to Thomasville, Ga., where her children were raised. Alice loved music and art, singing with the Island Singers in Hilton Head, S.C., as well as the Augusta Choral Society. She was also a volunteer with the Women's Board of University Hospital and was known for her beauty, quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. She was a member of Grace Fellowship Church. She will be missed by all who knew her. Survived by former husband, Guy Talmage Dobbs, Jr. of Thomasville, Ga.; three children, Dana Dobbs Sherrard (Tom) of Nashville, Tenn., Linda Dobbs Wier (Marion) of Augusta, and John Howard Dobbs (Ginger) of Grovetown; six grandchildren, Katherine Randall Sherrard (NYC), Mary Elizabeth Sherrard (Washington, D.C.), Thomas Johnson Sherrard III (Nashville, Tenn.), Marion Alexander Wier, Jr. (Courtney) and Charles Patrick Wier (both of Augusta), John David Wier (Charleston, S.C.), and John Howard Dobbs, Jr. and Matthew Guy Dobbs (both of Grovetown); two great-grandchildren, Macie Edens Wier and Herbert Parker Wier. She is also survived by a sister, Mary Lou Fryberger (Bill) of Great Bend, Kan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Fellowship's Building Fund, 1725 Sibley Rd., Augusta, GA 30909. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907, (706)364-8484.
The Augusta Chronicle January 4, 2006