Louie Amos Hobbs, 91, of rural Blackwater, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at Peninsula Cemetery in Cooper County, with William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born March 18, 1918, in Lutie, he was the son of the late J.Z. Hobbs and Minnie Elizabeth Pratt Hobbs. He was a graduate of Thornfield High School and had lived in rural Cooper and Saline counties most of his life. He was employed at Marshall State School for 30 years, retiring as a DAIII, and was also a farmer for many years.
Survivors include one son, Haskel Hobbs and wife, Sandy, of Kingsville; one daughter, Lavond Embrey and husband, Ray, of Kingsville; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; his companion of nearly 40 years, Rose Lee Welpman, of the home, and daughters, Tammy Plains and husband, David, of Goose Creek, S.C., and Melissa Welpman of Marshall; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife, Lula Mae Hackler Hobbs, four brothers and one sister.
Additional information provided per family recompense.