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Feb. 14, 1927-Aug. 23, 2012

Elizabeth Grey Jeffreys Hubard, 85, of Roanoke passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends in the parish hall after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Apple Ridge Farms, 541 Luck Ave., S.W., Suite 228, Roanoke, Va. 24016.

She was born in Goldsboro on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 1927, the third child of James Talbot Jeffreys and Lizzie Grey "Gay" Pugh. She graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1944 and attended Salem College in Winston-Salem. She graduated from Farmville State Teacher's College in Farmville, Va. (Longwood), in 1948 with a degree in home economics and was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She taught school for two years, 1948-49 in Bel Air, Md. and 1949-50 in Natural Bridge Station, Va.

Libba was a master seamstress and cook, a loving wife and a caring mother to her four children, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was a lifelong Episcopalian and served on the altar guild of three Roanoke parishes: St. John's, St. Elizabeth's and Christ Episcopal. She was a long-time docent with the Art Museum of Western Virginia and a volunteer at The Center In The Square.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, William S. Hubard; her parents; and a sister, Virginia Pugh Jeffreys. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, W. Stebbins Hubard Jr. and Patricia Carmack "Bunny" Hubard and their three children, Jacquelyn Elizabeth "Beth" and husband, Evan Marshall Massey, and their children, Mary Ford and Haynes of Athens, Ga., Anne Wilcox and husband, William, Jeffers Wingfield of Charleston, S.C., and John Stebbins Hubard of Dayton, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Gay Hubard Kelly and R. Glenn Kelly and their two children, Lucy Page and William Henry "Liam" Kelly of Richmond, Va., daughter and son-in-law, Virginia "Ginny" Hubard Alphin and G. Montgomery "Monty" Alphin of Roanoke, Va. and their two children, Caroline Grey Alphin and her husband, Michael, Stephen Zarella of Radford, Va. and Grey Montgomery Alphin of Wilmington; and son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Marshall Hubard and Susan West Hubard of Roanoke, Va. and their three children, Summer West Baker and her daughter, Skye, of Roanoke, Va., Thomas West Hubard of Charlotte, and Elizabeth Gay "Billie" Hubard of Roanoke, Va. She is also survived by her brother, James Talbot Jeffreys Jr. of Goldsboro; three sisters, Sara Jeffreys Gilliam of Martinsville, Va.; Irene Jeffreys Cornwell of Lexington, S.C.; and Mary Ann Jeffreys Maxwell of Goldsboro; loving friend, Doris G. "Petie" Dowdy; and special caregiver, Marsha Fagg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

John M. Oakey and Son Funeral Home and Crematory, Salem, Va. is serving the Hubard family, (540) 389-5441.


Published in Obituaries on August 26, 2012 10:19 AM