Dorothy May Luter Hobson

June 25, 2017

Dorothy May Luter Hobson died June 25, 2017, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Southminster, Charlotte, NC, due to complications arising from a broken hip.  Dorothy was born in Smithfield, VA, on February 1, 1946. She was preceded in death by her father Joseph Williamson Luter, Jr., and her mother Pearl Stockman Sykes Luter. Dorothy is survived by her husband William Patrick (Willie) Hobson; their four sons Robert and wife Karen, Ross and wife Trish, Patrick and wife Kristin, Brad and wife Caroline; and by her grandchildren Ross, Jr., Helen, Elizabeth, William, Henry, Lilly, Juliette, and McKinley. She is also survived by her brother J. W. Luter III and wife Karin and by her sister Sue Luter Anderson and husband Ernest.

Funeral services will be private.  The family will receive friends, to remember Dorothy and to honor her life, on Tuesday, July 25, between 5 and 8 p.m., at the home of Patrick and Kristin Hobson, 2401 Ansley Court, Charlotte, NC.

It was Dorothy's wish that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Services, 1321 Berkeley Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204. Online condolences at  Phone: 704 641-7606

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  • BettyLynn and Chip Allison

    Dorothy was a kind and generous lady. She has been my good friend for 44 years, as we raised our children and had so many wonderful times together! She will surely be missed by all my family. We love you, Dorothy!

  • Teresa Hobson

    Hi Willie
    So sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing.
    Nothing prepares us in life for losing someone we love. My heart breaks for you and your family and and pray in time the memories of Doeothy will bring you comfort. Sending my condolences and hugs.

  • randy stephens

    so sorry willie, i know she will be dearly missed!! prayers for your whole family

  • J. Street Brewer, Jr.


    Special thoughts and prayers for Dorothy, a very Special lady, and your family!
    Fond memories shall live on!

    J. Street Brewer, Jr.
    Charlotte, NC

  • Linda Thacker Hoffler

    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Dorothy Luter Hobson. I have good memories of our school days in Smithfield, Va. when we were majorettes together! She was a wonderful person, and I know she will be greatly missed. My prayers will be with her family during this difficult time.
    Thoughts and prayers, Linda Thacker Hoffler

  • Ann Monette

    Dorothy and I went to Smithfield High School together although Dorothy was a year behind me We were on the same cheerleading team, and I remember Dorothy as a beautiful, smart and kind young woman and I wanted to express my condolences to the family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Dick Harrell

    Very sorry for your loss, Willie. My heartfelt condolences.

  • Ann & Gary Murphy

    We are thinking of you and your boys and families. Gary tried to visit but couldn't catch you at home. We are off to New Bernbut hope to see you when we return. We send our prayers and love. With sympathy and sadness.
    Ann & Gary

  • Barbara Bass

    Willie my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Mitzi Seger

    Please know I am sending prayers and sympathy to all the Hobson family during this sad time! Dorothy was always so kind and generous to me, and I loved her! She loved her family and was so proud of her children. Keep all the wonderful memories of her close.

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