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Mr. Alex A. Hobbs

ST. MARKS, Fla. - Mr. Alex A. Hobbs, age 87, died peacefully early Monday morning, June 28, 2010 at Hospice House after a short illness. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Gazzie Hobbs. Prior to moving to St. Marks, he was raised and lived in Thomson, where he farmed, raised cattle, owned two grocery stores, ran a grist mill and also drove a school bus. In 1962, he purchased Shell Island Fish Camp and moved his family to St. Marks but still retained his property in Georgia. He was fortunate to have his son, daughter and their families residing at Shell Island with him all those years. He operated Shell Island until 1988 when he turned it over to his son. He was a St. Marks City Commissioner for 21 years and held the seat of Mayor for a number of years. He also owns the St. Marks Restaurant. He was an active member of the St. Marks First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Marks First Baptist Church. (business casual dress - no suits). Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville, FL is in charge of arrangements. He is also survived by a son, Allen (Ruthie), a daughter, Gail Field (David) a nephew-like-a-son, Ken Hobbs (Phyllis); four grandchildren; Jimmy Bevis (Sherie), Brian Hobbs (Samantha), Alana Wolhrab (Dan), Christina Williams (Gulf Breeze, FL) and three great-grandchildren, Emily Bevis, Jon Wolhrab and Rick Williams. Also his extended family known as the 'camping gang'.

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