Kathryn Kaye Dobbs, 70


Graveside funeral services for Kathryn Kaye (Kelley) Dobbs, 70, of Dora, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2023, at the Hale Cemetery in Dora.

She died May 7 at her residence. The daughter of Eunice (Wells) Kelley and Walter Kelley, Kaye was born on Feb. 20, 1953, in Gainesville.

In May of 1972, she married Glane Edwin Dobbs of Dora. There they remained as lifetime partners for 50 years. They operated a dairy farm and raised eight children. They were grandparents to 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Kaye loved the outdoors. She loved to garden, loved flowers, mowing her yard, canning, her chickens and watching Judge Judy. Most of all, she loved her family. One grandson, Jace Dobbs, especially stole Kaye’s heart and gave her a reason to keep fighting. Kaye would hold cookouts and dinners where her family would gather. 

Kaye will be greatly missed by all.

Kaye is survived by seven of her children: Kari Leroy and husband Ronald of Dora, Sandra Martin of Dora, Kenneth Dobbs of West Plains, Amanda Massey of Dora, Joseph Dobbs of Dora, Charity Bledsoe of Dora and Ethan Dobbs of Dora.

Kaye was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Eunice Kelley; her husband Glane “Dude” Dobbs; one son Kella Dobbs; grandson Devon Massey; granddaughter Danekka Dobbs; and a very special aunt Pauline Wells. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville.

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