WENDELL - John Deward Bobbitt, 87, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Sept. 15, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Wendell. Burial followed in Carolina Biblical Gardens.

Bobbitt was a teacher with the Franklin County, Governor’s Morehead School and Wake County School Systems for more than 25 years, and the owner of Bobbitt’s Shoe Hospital in Wendell for many years.

Surviving: a brother, Alton Bobbitt of Wilson; sisters, Vivian Mitchell of Wendell and Lillian Perry of Newark, N.J.

Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Zebulon.