Nettie Sue Hogan, 75
Graveside services for Nettie Sue Hogan, 75, of Gainesville were held Nov. 24, 2020, at the Gaulding Cemetery in Nottinghill. Mrs. Hogan died Nov. 17 at Gainesville Health Care Center.
She was born Sept. 27, 1945, in Pine Holler, near Gainesville, the daughter of Efton and Juanita Murrill Friend. She came from a large family and had 10 older brothers and sisters.
Around 1975 she fell in love with Bob Hogan; they were married Sept. 2, 1989. She loved going on the road with him through his years as a truckdriver. She devoted her life to helping others and worked for more than 20 years as a certified nurse assistant and for many more for whoever needed her help. She was a great gardener and loved working outside and then coming in and making her family the best meal they had ever eaten. She was known for her Thanksgiving Day feasts and her Christmas candy that had kids begging to come to the Hogan house. Her family members cherish the times she picked them up when they fell or made shivers go up their spines when she called their middle names. Known as “Nan,” “Granny” and “Ethel,” she was also loved by her many nieces, nephews and cousins. She touched many lives and will be missed dearly.
Mrs. Hogan is survived by two brothers and one sister, George Friend and wife Sue, Charles Friend, and Wilma Pendergrass; her daughter, Mary Alice Stephens; and three grandchildren and their children: Johnathon Whisnant and his two daughters, Erika Whisnant and Caitlyn Whisnant, Summer Dawn Stephens and her son Kenneth James Berry, Ashley Renee Lawson and her four children, Shyanna Scroggins, Rachel Scroggins, Jayce Schimkus and Isabella; and her nephew Caitlin Ryan Friend, whom she raised as her own.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and seven of her siblings: Betty Garfit, O.J. Friend, Rebecca “Becky” Boyd, Baby Eva, Benny Friend, Lawrence Friend and Mary Bates.
Memorial contributions may be made to help the family with funeral expenses.
Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville.