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Nancy Slay Hobbs

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Nancy Slay Hobbs, age 72, of Canton, Georgia, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2019. Always full of dignity and grace, she fought a courageous 16-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Ultimately, her life ended after being diagnosed May 13 with cancer. She was the beloved wife of 51 years to Bate Hobbs Jr., dear mother to Heather (Chris) Pompilio and Bate Hobbs lll, grandmother to Dylan DeMott (Cheyenne) and Christopher Pompilio Jr (Amanda), daughter of the late Arthur and Margaret Slay, sister to the late Pamela Clark Sorapure (Ivor), daughter-in-law to the late Hobbs Sr and Dorothy Hobbs, sister-in-law to the late Andrew C. Hobbs (Miriam), Bess Lord (Neal) and Cliff Hobbs (Jackie) and aunt to John Clark, William Clark (Janet), Amy Clark Vardeman (Patrick) and the late Laura Clark Cowan. Nancy was born and raised in Granite City, Illinois. Out of college, she became a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines and later pursued a career in both modeling and the fashion industry. She met her husband, Bate, in Atlanta, Georgia. They had a whirlwind courtship, married and settled in Dunwoody, Georgia. While raising her family, she enjoyed playing bridge, tennis, bowling and cooking fantastic meals. Her favorite times were spent with family and dear friends. Nancy’s family finds great comfort knowing she had a close relationship with Jesus Christ and is reunited with her family in heaven. Services were held Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Sandy Springs Chapel, 136 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, Georgia, followed by committal at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mt. Vernon Highway Northwest, Sandy Springs, Georgia. Online condolences may be made at

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