Artie `Bea' Hoggs, 85, homemaker loved to cook

July 30, 2005

Artie "Bea" Hoggs, a homemaker and former Baltimore resident, died of a heart attack Monday at Christiana Hospital in Wilmington, Del. She was 85.

Artie Barrow was born and raised in Lafayette, Ala., and moved to Baltimore in the early 1940s. She was married in 1944 to the Rev. Oscar C. Hoggs, who is pastor of Salem Thessalonian Baptist Church on Druid Hill Avenue.

Mrs. Hoggs lived in the city's Rosemont neighborhood until moving to Bear, Del., in 2001.

"She loved cooking and entertaining family and friends, and was known for her cornbread, sweet potato pie and fried chicken that was better than the Colonel's," said a granddaughter, Danielle R. Darring of Bear.

Services were held yesterday.

Surviving, in addition to her husband and granddaughter, are two daughters, Dorothy May Samuels of Baltimore and Betty J. Whitaker of Randallstown; four other grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her two sons, Percy Hoggs and O.C. Lee Hoggs.

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