Originally created 08/27/99

Mr. Fred Hobbs Sr.



FLORENCE, S.C. -- Mr. Fred Gilbert Hobbs Sr., 79, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Baptist Church. Entombment will be in Florence Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Mr. Hobbs, a native of Gibson, Ga., had retired as a chief petty officer from the Navy after 20 years. He had also retired from DuPont in Florence. He was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Avin Hobbs; two sons, David D. Hobbs, Florence, and Fred G. Hobbs Jr., Lexington; three stepsons, Michael W. Thomas, Jack C. Thomas and Richard H. Thomas, all of Dallas; three sisters, Cleo Kennedy, Christine Taylor and Lucille Boyd, all of Augusta; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Greenwood Baptist Church, 2401 Claussen Road, Florence, SC 29505.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waters-Powell Funeral Home.

The Augusta Chronicle Aug. 27, 1999