Ethel Creggar Hubble, 80, of Pulaski, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski.
She was the widow of Bailey Randolph Hubble, her husband of 48 years. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Shirley Jean. On Sunday Dec. 30, her five-year-old great-grandson, Ryan, sent her a message that “It’s about time for God to come and pick her up,” and he did, early the next morning.
Mrs. Hubble was born in Ceres, July 3, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Creggar. One of eight children, Ethel grew up in the Ceres area of Bland County and attended Ceres High School, where she loved to play basketball. While in high school, she was first runner-up in the Miss Bland County Beauty Pageant. She was a member of Newbern United Methodist Church and was a stay-at-home mom until her children were grown. She then worked at Pulaski County Health Department and worked there for 37 years, retiring at the age of 76.
She is survived by her sons, Thomas Bailey Hubble and wife, Addie; their daughter, Christi Alls, and her children, Hayden and Evanne, and Bill R. Hubble and wife, Sue, and Bill’s children, Eric and wife, Laura, and their son, Andrew, and Emily and husband, Justin Mann, and their son, Ryan, Robert Alan Hubble and wife, Rebecca, and their daughter, Rachel, and Bob’s son, Zachary Hubble, and his son, Nathan. Ethel is also survived by one daughter Tamara Lynn (Tammy), who was the light of her life. She has one surviving sibling, E.H. Creggar, and many other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. in Stevens Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Richard Patterson and Paul Goshorn officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorials be made to the Back Pack Program, c/o Newbern United Methodist Church, Stacy Horton, Treasurer, P.O. Box 427, Newbern, VA 24126.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.