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Obituaries - Jan. 31, 2008

Bobby Joe Babb

Bobby Joe Babb, 78, of McDonough, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008. He was born in Mountain View, to the late Ernie Parker and Mary Viola Stone Babb. Mr. Babb was also preceded in death by his brother, James William Babb. He was a former member of Mountain View Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Morrow, then joined the Bethany Baptist Church in McDonough.

He especially enjoyed gospel music.He sang bass with the Mountain View Barbershop Quartet and was the retired co-owner of A&B Sheet Metal, Inc. Most important to him were his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Babb is survived by his wife, Laura Jean Pollard Babb; children and their spouses, Jeffery Scott and Sigrid Babb, Jennifer Leigh Bumpus, Rebecca Jane and Chuck Cantrell, John Parker and Lisa Babb, all of McDonough, and Robert Joseph and Tara Babb, Senoia; 11 grandchildren, Stephanie Babb, Chris Babb, Eric Bumpus, Donovan Babb, Kyle Bumpus, Brandi Babb, Kevin Bumpus, Allison Cantrell, James Byrd, Josh Byrd, and Anna Lauren Babb; sister-in-law, Exor Trammell Babb, Fayetteville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.., Friday, Feb. 1, at The Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, with the Rev. Al O'Quinn officiating. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday, Jan. 31, 2-4 p.m., and 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Those who wish, may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, (770) 914-1414.