Wakefield Faculty/Staff Deceased: In Memoriam

Lillian Ethel Hobbs
b: 8/1/1911     d: 1/14/2011

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Ethel Hobbes MRS. ETHEL HOBBS, Annex Secretary

, Lillian Ethel, died January 14, 2011 at Patriots Colony of Williamsburg, Virginia from complications of a heart condition.   She is survived by her son, Brice Morris Hobbs of Bristol, Rhode Island; her son, Larkin Steve Hobbs and daughter-in-law Joyce Elaine Hobbs of Providence Forge, Virginia.

Ethel was born in McLean, Texas August 1, 1911 to the Rev. William A. Derrick and Clara E. (Spurlock).  She attended college at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas and University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  She married Brice Larkin Hobbs in 1933. She and Larkin lived in Tulsa, OK, Omaha, NE, and fifty-five years in Arlington, VA.   In addition to being a homemaker, she worked part time for the US Navy and 10 years at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia, as a secretary in the library.   Following the death of her husband, she remained very active in her church at Dulin United Methodist Church, Falls Church, Virginia.

She is also survived by her two sisters, Joyce Bryson of Beaverton, Oregon, and Ruby Helen Peters of Omak, Washington.  She is also survived by five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

A viewing will be held at Everly Community Funeral Care, 6161 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 22044 between the hours of 6-8 PM on January 17, 2011.  A special memorial service will be conducted on January 18, 2011 at Dulin United Methodist Church, Falls Church, Virginia at 10 AM.  There will be a private burial at the Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Virginia.  Contributions in lieu of flowers may be given to Dulin United Methodist Church, 513 East Broad Street, Falls Church, Virginia 22040 or Riverside Hospice Agencies, 12420 Warwick Boulevard, Suite 6E, Newport News, Virginia 23606-3055.

Arrangements by Everly Community Funeral Care.

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