Lena Josephine "Jo" Gibbs Acres Hilby, 87, who lived a long and active life, died on Monday, April 8, 2013, at her home in Madison, Ala.
She went to work in 1943 at the Union Carbide, later Martin Marietta, K-25 plant in Oak Ridge, from which she retired in 1986. During her career, she was a certified professional secretary and quality control inspector. She is preceded in death by her late husband, Samuel J. Acres Sr.; her father and mother Samuel and Mamie Gibbs; her sisters, Jeanette Gibbs, Selma Brown, Dorothy Scott and Martha Leaser; and her brother, Arthur Gibbs.
She is survived by her husband, Ron Hilby; her sister, Mary Gann; her sons and their wives, Samuel Acres Jr. (Lynda), and David Acres (Vicky); her grandchildren, Angela Acres and Jason Acres (Christy); her stepsons and their wives, Brian Hilby (Ching-Fen) and Tim Hilby (Ailene); her stepdaughter, Julie Hilby; many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in Madison Chapel, 8521 Hwy. 72W, Madison, Ala., from 3 to 6 p.m. CDT Wednesday, April 10. The family will also receive friends in Evans Mortuary, 805 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, which will be followed immediately by the graveside service at Roane Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donors may make a donation to a favorite charity in her honor and memory.
An online registry is available for your condolences at www.evansmortuary.biz