DeAnn Lucille Wallace Hobbs

Posted at 4:32 PM on Apr 14, 2019


DeAnn Lucille Wallace Hobbs, 80, of Statesville, N.C., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Born on January 20, 1939, in Iredell County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Boyce Wallace and Ruth Lipe Wallace.

DeAnn was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Statesville for over 50 years. She had a heart for helping others and enjoyed her career as a nurse. Most of all, she dearly loved her family and friends.

DeAnn was the beloved wife of Ralph Junius Hobbs, who preceded her in death in 2007. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Timothy Wayne Tevepaugh, and a niece, Kimberlee Neaves.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, David Thomas Lippard and wife Sheri; daughter, Kathy L. Tevepaugh; sister, Phyllis Waddell and husband Raymond; grandchildren, Jeffrey David Lippard, Thomas Joel Tevepaugh, Candace Nicole Lippard, and Sara Nicole Lippard, eight great-grandchildren, nephew Ryan Kit Neaves and wife Carmen, and great-nieces Caroleena and Scarlett Neaves.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 18, at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Statesville with Bishop Ruppe officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will immediately follow the service at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Troutman.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Iredell County, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625. The family would like to thank the staff of The Gardens of Statesville and Hospice of Iredell County for their loving care.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for DeAnn Hobbs.

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