Annie Ruth HOBBS

June 20, 1924March 22, 2020

On March 22, 2020, Ruth Hobbs, 95, a long-time resident of East Ridge, returned to her Creator and Redeemer, to her beloved husband, and to a host of family and friends who went before her.

Sweet “Little Granny” was born and raised in Arnoldsville, Oglethorpe County, Georgia. She settled in East Ridge after marrying and remained there most of the rest of her life. Ruth was a member of South Seminole Baptist Church and worked for many years at the Erlanger School of Nursing and Erlanger Hospital. She was known in all circles for her kind spirit, her sense of humor, and her selfless service to family and community.

Surviving are daughter Elaine Coffman of East Ridge; son Kent Hobbs (Sherlyn) of Chattanooga; son Dee Hobbs (Lisa) of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Ron Sanford, Tim Smith, Jamie Smith, Kerri Smith Capehart, David Hobbs, Meredith Arp; Brient Hobbs; Sam Hobbs; Mackenzie Hobbs; great-grandchildren, Jarod Hobbs, Conner Capehart, Sophie Capehart, Elaine Arp, Oliver Arp; Emmitt Arp; Brileigh Hobbs; brother, Jim Morgan of Clinton, Tennessee, and Jeanette Bradley of East Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Viola Morgan; her husband, Brient Hobbs; four brothers and four sisters.

The family express special appreciation to Peggy Fowler and Mildred Brooks for their loving care of our Ruth during her final days.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on March 26, 2020, at Lakewood Memory Gardens South with Pastor Ron Perry officiating. A future life celebration will be announced later.

Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412.

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Hoyt Samples

March 28, 2020

I did not have the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Hobbs, but I have had the distinct pleasure of knowing Dee. He must have had good genes. Dee is a kind, gracious, intelligent human being who is a credit to the legal profession. Our sorrow goes out to the entire family. May the Grace of God be with you all.

Hoyt Samples


March 26, 2020

Kent and Sherlyn Just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. I know losing a parent is not easy and leaves us with an emptiness only God can fill. Again, so sorry for your loss. take care
Gayle Blevins Wells