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06/10/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Debbie Hobbs

Deborah L. Hobbs
(d. 03 June 2012)

Newport News High School Class of 1972

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I was so very sorry to read today of the death of    Debbie Hobbs, Class of 1972, sister of    Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA and Jennifer Hobbs of VA.  She passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2012 in Newport News at the age of 57.

From the Daily Press - 06/10/12: 

                 Deborah L. Hobbs




NEWPORT NEWS - Deborah L. Hobbs, 57, of Newport News, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012.

Debbie was a customer service representative for Riverside Supply Co.

She was preceded in death by her father, James E. Hobbs and mother, Kathleen H. Hobbs.

She is survived by sister, Jennifer A. Hobbs, of Newport News, Va.; nephew, Travis M. Lavender, of Newport News, Va.; brother, William N. Hobbs and his wife Christine, of Triangle, Va.

A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at 646 Briarfield Road in Newport News, Va. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at


 Debbie Hobbs



Published in the Daily Press from June 10 to June 11, 2012. (There were originally 33 entries in this Guest Book. Of those, eleven were preserved in total [minus the contact information], five were saved in part, and the others, plus three more photos, were unfortunately lost.)

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June 10, 2012

Bill and Christine, I was shocked and saddened to read this morning of Debbie's passing. Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many at this difficult time.

~ Carol Buckley Harty, Fayetteville, North Carolina
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June 10, 2012


We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Dee and Larry Bartram
~ Dee Bartram, Poquoson, Virginia
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June 10, 2012

Our condolences to all of Debbie's friends and family. My son Dee just told me about her passing. Debbie was such a sweet person; she will be missed by many.
~ Betty Joyner, Smithfield, Virginia

June 10, 2012
Aunt Debbie was an amazing person and will be missed.
~ Candida Garcia, Willis, Texas

June 10, 2012
I am so sorry about Debbie. I just talked to her on Saturday so it was a big shock. She was a wonderful friend and we will always miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you in this time of sorrow.
~ Abel & Pattie Garcia, Willis, Texas
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June 10, 2012

I'm sorry to hear this about Deborah, We worked together at Eastern State Hospital, and she was good with the patients. She will be sadly missed, and I send my condolences to the Family and my prayer's are with you.
~ Tanya Williams, Williamsburg, Virginia

June 10, 2012
Debbie and I became friends years ago while working for Riverside Paper Co. She was one loving and compassionate lady. We shared so many laughs together.She once stayed with me awhile ago in N.C. and we had a blast. I just wish we had more time together. God took her from us way too soon. And she will be dearly missed by many. I'm still not wanting to believe she has passed. She will always have a special place in my heart. I love you, Debbie Hobbs. Till we meet again my silly friend,Rest In Peace. Cheryl Walker 757 287-7134 I would love a picture of her..
~ Cheryl Walker, Moyock, North Carolina
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June 10, 2012

~ Cheryl Walker

June 10, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about Debbie - such a shock. She was a faithful friend. She and I worked together at Old Point. Travis, she was always talking about you. I hope you know how much she loved you! Jennifer, I know it is gonna be hard but ya know she wouldn't want you to be sad. My heart goes out to you and your family.
~ Nita McGuire, Newport News, Virginia

June 10, 2012

My condolences to Debbie's family and friends. My God be with you through this difficult time.

~ Diane Parrish Bartlett, Rayne, Louisiana 

June 12, 2012

Debbie was my friend and coworker at Riverside Paper. I was....
~ Diane Poirier 

June 12, 2012

Debbie was a good friend. She was one of the first persons.....

~ Libby Smith


June 12, 2012

Bill, We're so sorry to hear about the loss of your.....

~ Faye & Mike Houk

June 12, 2012

Jenny, you are in my thoughts and prayers through this very.....

~ Dee Joyner

June 12, 2012

Today is the day everyone says their goodbyes. I am sad to.....

~ Unsigned

June 12, 2012


   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Debbie's family and  friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Abide With Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

"Abide with Me" midi courtesy of - 06/01/06

"Abide with Me" lyrics and available history courtesy of - 06/01/06

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

 Flower Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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