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Jean Garner Hockaday

Jean Garner Hockaday, 77, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 at her home.

A native of Durham County, she was the daughter of the late James Eli Garner and Sallie Cates. She was a longtime member of Brassfield Baptist Church and retired as a healthcare technician from Murdoch Developmental Center in Butner.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Creedmoor by Dr. Fred Williams. Burial will follow at Brassfield Baptist Church cemetery.
Surviving are her husband of sixty years, Reuben Ivan Hockaday of the home, a daughter, Bonnie Melissa Hockaday Frederick (Robert D.) of Christiansburg, Va., two sons, Reuben Ivan Hockaday Jr. of Creedmoor, Randy Lee Hockaday Sr. (Linda) of Creedmoor, sisters, Mildred “Moochie” Garner Foster of Swansboro, Amanda Garner DesGroseilliers of Garner, Joann Garner Smith of Swansboro, Fay Garner Thomas of Durham and a brother, John Garner of Sneads Ferry. She was preceded in death by sisters Sherri Garner Treece, Marsha Garner, adopted sister Kay Lewis and a brother Charlie Garner.

She is survived by six grandchildren, Amy Michelle Gasiewicz (Chris) of Wake Forest, Kayla Marie Wilcox (Graham) of Santa Fe, NM, Randy Hockaday Jr. (Amanda) of Colorado, Chad Hockaday (Megan), Jared Frederick, Ethan Frederick, and nine great-grandchildren.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Brassfield Baptist Church, 2072 NC Highway 96, Creedmoor, NC 27522.

Visitation will be held from 12:30-1:45 PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor prior to the service and other times at the home.


  • Gene a Bullock Posted January 14, 2020 9:51 pm

    I use to work with Jean at Murdoch,,she was a good person and cared for the residents… prayers for the family

  • Douglas Strickland Posted January 15, 2020 12:00 pm

    Reuben, and the entire family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. I only met this lady once while trying to find her son’s address and when I knocked on the door she invited me and my wife in and ask us to have a sit (it was a throw back to the way I was raised) and Mr. & Mrs. Hockaday proceeded to chat a bit and show us where Reuben lived just out side her front door, across the field. One could feel that she was a loving person and would help anyone if needed.
    Doug & Debbie Strickland

  • Frank and Lisa Autry Posted January 15, 2020 6:34 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. We are so sorry for your loss. God Bless.

  • Mike and Gail Turner Posted January 16, 2020 12:18 pm

    Members of the Hockaday and Garner Family:
    Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Jean. I have nothing but fond memories of growing up with you all as a neighbor, working in tobacco during the summer month, driving the school bus to take Reuben Jr, Randy and Melissa to Wilton School, and working with Reuben Sr. at Burlington Industries in Durham in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Know that my heart aches for you all as you accept the loss of Jean and know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. GOD bless you all during your time of great loss.

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