James E Hobbs
1937 — 2021
Woodsville, NH- James "Jim" E. Hobbs, 83, of Central Street, died on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Jim was born on October 24, 1937, in Newbury, VT to Bertha Hobbs. He was raised by his mother and her parents, Edward "Ted" and Lois Hobbs, on Court Street in Woodsville. Jim was a graduate of Woodsville High School, Class of 1955. After graduating he went on to apprentice at S.F. McAllister's Jewelers where he learned watch and clock making and repair as well as skills as a jeweler. He continued his work in Maryland and New Jersey before returning to New Hampshire in 1972 to work at Sawyers Jewelry in Laconia, where he became a certified gemologist in 1976. In 1980 he opened Hobbs Jewelry and...