STAPLETON, Ga. - Mr. Lester Hobbs, 79, beloved husband of 55 years to Mrs. Frances Hobbs, Kitchens Road, died Tuesday, November 19, 2002, in the V.A. Medical Center. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Friday, November 22, 2002, in Zoar United Methodist Church with the Revs. Joey Holloway and Lamar Rabun officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Hobbs was a native of Glascock County. He was a retired farmer and was the retired owner of Hobbs Fish Market. He was a member of the Woodman of the World, the V.F.W., and a Methodist. He was a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister, Lee Hobbs and Nora Story. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Franes Hobbs, Stapleton; two daughters, Connie H. Richards and Beverly H. Milford both of Thomson; a son, Clifton L. Hobbs, Gibson; two brothers, Davis Hobbs and Barton Hobbs both of Stapleton; eight sisters, Bobbie Whitaker, Screven, Janette Perdue, Wrens, Doris Sleister, Stapleton, Iris King, Morrow, Ann Smith, Camak, Weslyn McGee, Covington, Marion June Widener, Thomson and Betty Jo Hobbs, Dearing; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two step-great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Andy Russell, Wright Perdue, Mark Hobbs, Jody Hobbs, Jamie Smith, Joe Akins, Mickey Palmer and Stacey Greene. Donations may be made to the Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund. Friends may call at the residence or at the Curtis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday night at the funeral home.
The Augusta Chronicle November 21, 2002