Submitted by Jan J. Barnes
The Franklin Favorite - August 5, 1937 issue
Fount Hobdy Dies at Portland
He was the Father of Mrs. Maynard Meguiar of Simpson County
Portland, Tenn. - Dr. Fount E. Hobdy, 65, retired physician, died at his home here at 3 o'clock a. m. today after a lengthy period of ill health.
Dr. Hobdy, a native of Sumner County, was a physician in this section for twenty-eight years, retiring from active practice several years ago. Afterward, he devoted most of his attention to the operation of his large farm here. For several years he was manager of the Co-operative Marketing Association of Portland, an organization devoted to the marketing of strawberries. He retired from the managership of the association a year ago.
He was a member of the board of stewards of the Portland Methodist Church and also was a member of the Masonic fraternal order.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Maynard Meguiar, Franklin, Ky.; and a sister, Mrs. Hattie Hill, West Palm Beach, Fla.