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Mrs. Estelle Rooks Hobbs Stapleton

STAPLETON, Ga.- Mrs. Estelle Rooks Hobbs Stapleton, 87, wife of the late Lewis Hobbs and the late Maurice Stapleton, went home to serve her Lord on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Westwood Nursing Home in Evans. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Reedy Creek Baptist Church with Rev. John A. Jenkins officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Born to the late Maybell Owens Rooks and the late Roscoe Rooks in Warren County, she grew up and lived most of her life in Stapleton where she was a seamstress. She was a member of Reedy Creek Baptist Church where she served the Lord as Treasurer, in the Joy Sunday School Class and in the WMU. Estelle loved to read, to solve crossword puzzles, to work in her vegetable garden and to cook-she especially enjoyed baking. Most of all, she loved her family and friends who will miss her greatly. Estelle's survivors include her four children, Wayne L. Hobbs (Janie) of Thomson, June H. Glover (John) of Augusta, Kenneth A. Hobbs (Phyllis) of St. Marks FL, and Janet L. Hobbs of Augusta; four grandchildren, Carol H. McCorkle (Chess) of Thomson, Dana G. Esslinger (Jeff) of Cartersville, Amy G. Scherer (Joseph) of Martinez, and Anthony L. Hobbs (Becky) of St. Marks FL; six greatgrandchildren, Brittany McCorkle, Chelsy McCorkle, Jonathan McCorkle, Abby Esslinger, John Joseph Scherer, and William Scherer; a special niece , Gail Field; and a special nephew, Allen Hobbs. Pallbearers were Jeff Esslinger, David Field, Allen Hobbs, Anthony Hobbs, Chess McCorkle, and Joseph Scherer. Memorial contributions may be made to Reedy Creek Building Fund, 1128 Reedy Creek Church Rd, Stapleton GA 30823. James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011

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