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Frances Faye Vinson Hobbs, 81, of Big Spring went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 14, 2013, in a Lubbock hospice facility. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the Family Faith Victory Center with Brother Neil Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at the funeral home.
She was born April 15, 1932, in Hatchel, Texas, and married Johnnie A. Hobbs Jr. on Aug. 14, 1948, in Big Spring, Texas.
Faye moved to Howard County in 1940 and graduated from Big Spring High School in 1949. She started working for First National Bank at the age of 16 and retired after 49 years, having been involved in every aspect of the bank.
She and Johnnie owned Cowboys Restaurant for 11 years and both had been involved in little league baseball for 40 years. She bowled with the Sterling City Travelers for a number of years and enjoyed camping. Her family and grandchildren were the most important thing to her.
She was a lifelong member of Cedar Ridge Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Johnnie A. Hobbs Jr. of Big Spring; one son, Leon Hobbs and wife Frances of Big Spring; two daughters, Anita Cline and husband John of Big Spring and Karen Leonard and husband Mike of Andrews; eight grandchildren, Kimberly Hobbs Pierce and husband Greg, Derek Hobbs, Kandi Campbell and husband Nate, Krystal Walden and husband Brent, Stephanie Gilbert and husband Garland, Whitney Henderson, Aaron Henderson and wife Brittnay, Kristan Sweatt and husband Brandon; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George Burley and Lula Frances Ward Vinson; and a brother, Milton Vinson.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Henderson, Ryan Ward, Garland Gilbert, Brent Walden, Derek Hobbs and Greg Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Nelson, Nate Campbell, Rusty Henderson and J.J. Hunt.
The family suggests memorials be made to Alzheimer's Association â€” Greater West Texas Chapter, 4400 N. Big Spring, Suite C-32, Midland, Texas 79705.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com