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Dean Hobbs
Dean Hobbs

Harold Dean Hobbs was born the son of George Lewis and Vada A. (Crews) Hobbs on June 20, 1935 in Thayer, Missouri and departed this life November 17, 2012 at his home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas at the age of 77 years.

He was united in marriage November 13, 1955 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas to Hasseltine Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Hasseltine Hobbs of the home; two sons, Jerry Hobbs and wife Sharon of Russellville, Missouri and Larry Hobbs and wife Amber of Rolla, Missouri; one daughter, Linda Crase and husband, Bob of Thayer, Missouri; eight grandchildren, James Hobbs and wife, Myrnda of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, Joseph Hobbs of St. Louis, Missouri, Kimberly Hobbs of Russellville, Missouri, Emma and Abby Hobbs of Rolla, Missouri, Amanda Crase of Springfield, Missouri, Allen Crase and Angela Crase of Thayer, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Fred Wesson of South Haven, Mississippi, and Sammy Smith and wife Beckie of Waynesville, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Vada Hobbs; one grandson, Jarrod Hobbs; and two sisters-in-law, Nadine Wesson and Geraldine Smith.

Dean was a member of the Church of Christ in Franklin, Arkansas, a retired farmer and postal worker.  He will be remembered as a caring husband, loving father and grandfather.  He will truly be missed by his family and many friends. 

Funeral services for Mr. Hobbs will be Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Arthur Mock officiating and Keith Rose leading congregational singing.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home in Thayer on Sunday evening, November 18, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Russellville School Foundation or Paragould Children’s Home and may be left at the Funeral Home.



  1. Jami Scrivner Hurff
    November 19, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    We were so sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. I have many wonderful memories of Dean and your family during the summers that we spent with our grandparents, while growing up. I am very thankful that Mom and I were able to visit with you, Hass, and Dean just a few months ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Jami Scrivner Hurff

  2. Debi Young Trempy
    November 19, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    Larry and Family:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your memories will be your comfort. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


  3. Jan McGoldrick
    November 19, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

    Oh Hasseltine, I was so shocked to see the short notice in the Quill this evening, and too late to make the service. It has been such a pleasure working with and getting to know the two of you.
    May your faith comfort you and know you are surely in my prayers. Jan McGoldrick

  4. Karen McIlwain
    November 20, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    Dear Larry and Amber…..
    Words are so inadequate at times. I hope you are holding up well and your grieving is soon replaced by your memories and the love of those of us around you who love you so very much!
    I will keep you in my prayers and rosaries as I am traveling up the highway!
    Love, Karen

  5. Michelle (Manes) Buchanan
    November 28, 2012 @ 2:18 pm

    I just read Dean’s obituary. My Mom & Dad, David & Katy Manes, worked with Dean & Hass at the Mammoth Spring Post Office. I was a little girl when they worked together, but remember them both fondly. My deepest condolences to Hass & the family.