Christina Barbara Dobbyn

Aug 31 2017

Christina Barbara Dobbyn age 92 of Dowelltown and a native of Michigan, passed away Monday morning, August 28, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born February 11, 1925 to her parents, Edward and Elza Turpening Gunn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Robert Donald Graham and Donald Dobbyn; 3 brothers, Hugh, Walt and Gilbert Gunn; 2 sisters, Anna Judd and Marion Kernott. Ms. Dobbyn was a retired restaurant owner and attended the Smithville First United Methodist Church. Survivors include 6 children, Donna K. (Terry) Gibson of Dowelltown, Glenda (Decho) Iliev of Rockledge, FL, Edward A. (Cindy) Graham of Smithcreek, MI, Michael (Pamela) Graham of Gate City, VA, Donald (Kathy) Dobbyn of Hermansville, MI and Daniel R. (Tami) Dobbyn of Pulaski, TN; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 1 sister, Iva Gallagher of Sandusky, MI and 1 sister-in-law, Reva Gunn of West Branch, MI. The family has honored Ms. Dobbyn's request to be cremated and a service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Smithville First United Methodist Church or the Hospice of your choice, in memory of Ms. Christina. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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