MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Luther M. "Leon" Hobbs went to be with his Lord on Sunday, August 7, 2016. Mr. Hobbs is preceded in death by his parents, Luther M. Hobbs, Sr. and Hattie Ruth Hobbs; and sisters, Dorothy Buffington and Evelyn Newsome. Mr. Hobbs is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Alene Hobbs; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Rosie Hobbs, Ron and Debi Hobbs, and Stan and Donna Hobbs; brothers, James Hobbs and Everett Hobbs; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. Hobbs is a graduate of Lee University, a member of the U.S. Army and fought in the Korean War. He retired from Continental Can Company after 25 years of service. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Milledgeville, GA and former member and deacon of Silvercrest Baptist Church in Augusta, GA. He leaves a long heritage of Faith and Faithfulness as a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. The family will receive friends from 5-8PM, Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Elliott Sons Funeral Home on Lumpkin Road. Funeral services will be held at 11am, Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Silvercrest Baptist Church, 3431 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, GA 30906, with Rev. Kenny Walker and Rev. John Kilpatrick officiating.
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Aug. 8, 2016