Julia (Current) Dobson

March 8, 1924 ~ February 15, 2020 (age 95)


Julia Current Dobson, 95, of Durham, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2020 at Hock Pavilion in Durham after a brief illness.


Mrs. Dobson was born in Statesville, North Carolina March 8, 1924. She was the daughter of James Paul Current and Annie Marie Lackey Current. She was predeceased in death by her husband Shuford P. Dobson of Durham and her sister, LaVonne Current Nance of Greensboro. She is survived by one son, Joseph P. Dobson, of Durham and one grandson, Joseph F. Dobson, of Raleigh.


Following graduation from Union Grove High School, Union Grove, North Carolina, and the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1944, Mrs. Dobson worked for the North Carolina Agricultural Extension office. After her marriage and move to Durham, she began teaching Home Economics at Carr Junior High School. After teaching there for fifteen years, she moved to Githens Junior High School where she taught until retirement. Mrs. Dobson was known for her high standard of teaching and the positive influence that she had on hundreds of students.


During her years in Durham she was an active and loyal member of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church and also participated in numerous professional organizations including Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority for Women Educators.


A graveside service will be held at 1:30pm, Wednesday, February 19th at Snow Creek United Methodist Church in Statesville, North Carolina. A reception will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall.


Troutman Funeral Home of Troutman, North Carolina is assisting the family.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church and Duke Hospice Hock Family Pavilion.

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Graveside Service
February 19, 2020

1:30 PM
Snow Creek United Methodist Church
745 Snow Creek Rd
Statesville, NC 28625


Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church
927 W Trinity Ave., Durham NC 27701

Duke Hospice Hock Family Pavilion
4023 N Roxboro St., Durham NC 27704

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