Mrs. Patsy Arnett Hubbard passed away March 7, 2019 at her home in Alpine, Al. Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Alpine Baptist Church with Rev. Brad Mitchell and Rev. John Sawyer officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019 also at Alpine Baptist Church. Interment will be in Alpine Cemetery.
Mrs. Hubbard was born on March 18, 1937 in Alpine where she lived all of her life. She graduated from Winterboro High School in 1955 she was the class Secretary/Treasurer and Salutatorian of her class.
She was a member of Alpine Baptist Church and followed in her parents’ footsteps in service to God and the church, beginning as church pianist at the age of 12. She was a member of the choir beginning in the 1960’s and later became Director of Music, serving for more than 40 years in that position. She also served the church in many other ways. She was one of the first two women ordained as a Deacon at Alpine Baptist Church. She was a humble servant of God and loved by many for her compassion, wisdom, and strength.
Mrs. Hubbard worked as a secretary at the Talladega County Board of Education, Beaunit Mills, and Kimberly-Clark. She retired as office manager at Sylacauga Obstetrics and Primary Care.
Mrs. Hubbard enjoyed music, reading, and working in her flower gardens. She was a wonderful cook and liked to prepare meals for her family and food for church events. She also loved to travel, visiting Europe, Ireland, Alaska, and Hawaii. Most of all she loved being with her family. During her illness, her caretakers became like members of the family; she was concerned with their needs and the needs of their families. She was always pleasant to be around, showing a great deal of strength and never complaining.
Mrs. Hubbard is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years,, Robert L. “Bobby” Hubbard; her parents, Carl and Terie Strickland Arnett; sister, Iva Parks (Belton), Troy Pruitt (Coy), and Casey Wynelle Arnett; brother, Lloyd Arnett; one niece, two nephews and one great niece.
She is survived by daughters, Mary Beth Hubbard and Louanne Smith (Phillip); grandchildren, Glenn Dillard, Shea Smith, Thaddeus Smith, and Xan Fields (Dennis); great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Rebekah Fields; two nieces, two nephew, and host of great nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Culver, Eric Pruitt, Michael Pruitt, Karl Parks, Scott Milam, Jamey Milam, Preston Carmack, Todd Brannon, Terry Roberson, Craig Culver, Terry LaTaste and John Hubbard.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Culver, Gary Garner, Jack Harkins, Gary Ryan, Stan Thomas and Luke Thomas.
Special caregivers to be mentioned are Paulette Barclay, Alisha Hall, Dawn Ruggs-Humphrey, Samantha Johnson, Patricia Spears, Jennifer Reynolds, Tomeka Curry, Tequila McKenzie, Tonya Buckner, Candace Brown, Comfort Care Hospice, Comforcare Home Care and All About You Home Care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alpine Baptist Church. Attention to Scholarship or Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 77, Alpine, Al. 35014.