Maria Jonell Dobbs
SGT US ARMY
The Herald Democrat
6 Nov 2009
Maria "Jonell" Dobbs, 54, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 at
Rowlett Health and Rehabilitation Center in Rowlett.
Mrs. Dobbs was born July 12, 1955 in Denison, the daughter of Joe
and Wannell (Hess) Dobbs. She graduated from Denison High School in 1973
and joined the U.S. Army in January 1974. She served nine years in the
Military Police at United States bases, Seoul, Korea and Berlin, Germany.
After an honorable discharge, she moved to Garland in 1983. She had lived
there since then, and worked at E-Systems Avnet Inc. She received a master's
degree in interdisciplinary arts at University of Texas in Dallas in 1994.
Jonell is survived by her loving family: mother, Wannell Dobbs of
Garland brother, Darel Dobbs of Austin; nephew, Austin Dobbs of Austin;
aunts and uncles, Charles and Drusilla Hess of Athens, Dean and LaVern
Hess, Jerry Hess, Gary Phillip Hess all of Denison, Barbara and J.B. Styles
of Bells, Brenda and Vernon Markham of Denison, Cecil and Carol Dobbs of
Sherman, Dorothy Dobbs Ludlam and Freda Dobbs of Whitesboro, Ronny and
Carla Dobbs of Whitewright, Melba Dobbs of Sherman; many cousins in Texas
and Missouri. She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Dobbs; grandparents,
T. D. "Bud" and Elcie Louise Hood Hess, Emmott and Opal McKnight Dobbs.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at
Fisher Funeral Chapel with Pastor David Pettigrew officiating. Interment
will follow at Collinsville Cemetery. Family visitation will be held from
6 -8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 at Fisher Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be nephew, Austin Dobbs and cousins.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home, located
at 604 W. Main, Denison.