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Rebecca H. Hubbard dies at her home; service Saturday

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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2:29 pm | Updated: 2:31 pm, Wed Apr 11, 2012.

Mrs. Rebecca Hayes Hubbard of Wilkesboro died Monday, April 9, 2012 at her home.

Mrs. Hubbard was born Aug. 22, 1929 in Wilkesboro to the late Judge and Mrs. Johnson Jay Hayes. She was the youngest of six children – Hadley Hayes, Hayden Hayes, Johnson Hayes and Willa Jean Wanless Jones all of whom are deceased.

She has one surviving sister, Carol Elliott of Wilkesboro.

She is also predeceased by her first husband, Robert C. Hubbard, son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Fred C. Hubbard of Wilkesboro, to whom she was married from 1952 – 2008.

In 2010, Becky married Lloyd L. Turner, born in North Wilkesboro and living at the time in Biloxi, Miss. They resided primarily in Wilkesboro while maintaining a second home in Biloxi.

Becky is survived by her daughters, ‘Lane Hubbard of Cary, N.C., Debbie Lovell and husband, Chip, of Raleigh, N.C.; Lloyd L. Turner III and Pam Brock and family of Shalimar, Fla.

Becky grew up in Greensboro and Wilkesboro. She was educated in Wilkesboro, attended Salem Academy in Winston-Salem and graduated from Greensboro College in 1951. Upon graduation, she returned to Wilkesboro and worked for the County Department of Social Services briefly before marrying Robert Hubbard. They returned to Wilkes upon discharge from the Air Force, and founded and operated a clothing store, Hubbard’s Clothiers, for many years. Later in life she returned to the Wilkes County Department of Social Services, from where she retired as a popular and much loved staff member in 2002. She was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Wilkesboro, where she volunteered for as long as she was able.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in North Wilkesboro. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wilkesboro.

The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to Dr. Timothy Pardee and all the Oncology Hematology team at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital for their kind care and gallant efforts against an unrelenting disease. The family would also like to thank her loving caregivers at Wilkes Senior Village and Wilkes Regional Hospice.

Our deepest appreciation goes to Father Scott Petersen of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, who lovingly guided Becky and the entire family through life’s end with unprecedented wisdom, kindness, devotion and humor. And a heartfelt thanks to all the family and friends who filled her final days with love and fond remembrances – a true celebration of her very special life and the impact she had on all those fortunate enough to know her.

Memorial donations in honor of Rebecca Hubbard may be made to Hematology and Oncology Research, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, c/o Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, P.O. Box 571021, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27157-1021; and to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 95, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697.

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