Alvin Eugene Hobbs

April 24, 1926 ~ November 14, 2011

Alvin Hobbs, 85, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2011 in the company of his family. He was survived by his loving wife of fifty-eight years, Millie White Hobbs, his son, Kenneth and wife Eilene; daughter, Allison Guillote and her husband Mike; grandchildren, Jill Thibodeaux, Katie Cadena and her husband Joe, Mike Guillote, Jr. and wife Jessica and their child Kasie, and Sarah Breaux and husband Eric and their children, Leland and Gracie. He is also survived by his brother, Henry Hobbs, and his many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Minnie Hobbs; and sister, Mildred Baker.

Mr. Hobbs was born in Minden, LA in 1926. He graduated from Minden High School, and then served in the Navy during World War II as a member of the Seabees. He attended and graduated from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in Ruston, Louisiana. He obtained his Master's Degree from George Peabody College and the University of Houston and pursued additional post-graduate studies at McNeese State College and Louisiana State University.

A member of First United Methodist Church in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Mr. Hobbs was a past Master of Masonic Lodge 165 and was a past member of the Scottish Rite and the Shriners.

He served Calcasieu Parish as an educator for thirty-four years; as teacher, Principal and Supervisor. May 5, 1979 Mr. Hobbs was named professional of the year by the Louisiana Association of Retarded Citizens.

He is well remembered not only as an educator but also as a rose grower, lecturer, Master Rosarian and Horticulture Judge. Mr. Hobbs was a popular guest columnist for the Lake Charles American Press, writing about roses for eleven years. He was awarded the Bronze Honor Medal of the American Rose Society for 1997, and was recognized with the Outstanding Judge Award of the Gulf District of the American Rose Society in 2006.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorials made to the First United Methodist Church, the Church Choir Fund, the Calcasieu-Cameron Association of Retired Teachers Scholarship Fund at McNeese, or the charity of your choice.

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  1. Millie:Brenda I are so sorry for your loss. Al you were very helpful to us when we moved in next door. We will always be thankful God put yall in our lives. We will remember you and your family in our prayers. Love Rick Brenda

  2. Mrs. HobbsI just saw this in the obituaries from Johnson's Funeral Home. I am so sorry about your loss. You and Mr. Hobbs taught me in the 7th and 8th grade. I graduated from Marion in 1961. You both were such positive forces in my life. I pray God's Blessing on you. Would love to hear from you.Rachel (Pete) CrumRachel

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