Frances Delores "Lolo" Donnelly Hobbs

Passed away on November 22, 2018

Frances Delores "Lolo" Donnelly-Hobbs born on December 28, 1952 died on November 22, 2018 in Nashville, TN.

Preceded in death by husband Jerry Hobbs, parents Skipper and Rita Donnelly, sister Kay Donnelly. Survived by daughter Sidney Marie Garmon; brothers and sisters John P. “Bubba” (Chris) Donnelly, Steve Donnelly, Mike Donnelly, Mary Lynn Donnelly, Rita Ann (Lex) Holiman, Denise (Alan) Beaty, Paul Donnelly; Uncle John H. “Jackie” (Libby) Aaron; all of her nieces and nephews; and Godchild, Taylor Quirk (Patrick) Van Hoose.

Eba Hobbs, Lesa Cannon, Pam Arnold, Debbie Jones, and Fran Murrah will serve as pallbearers. Lizzie Grace Cannon, Beth Crockarell and Andrew Bovine will serve as honorary pallbearers and in spirit Kathy Peffen Burkhalter.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 26, 2018 from 4 pm -7 pm at St. Henry Church. Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11 am at St. Henry Church. Memorials may be made to St. Cecilia Academy, St. Henry Church.


  • Visitation Monday, November 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Frances Delores "Lolo" Donnelly Hobbs

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Marie Brunette McKirnan

December 4, 2018

Still reeling from the sad news! Lolo was always such a friendly, HAPPY person and was one of the first classmates to welcome my brother, Scott and me to St. Henry's. We were so blessed for her and Bubba's friendship and had some fun, fun times with them through the elementary and high school years.
She also was so gracious to my Mom, Rosemary, when she worked at the bank, and kept her up to date about all the "happenings" in her life. It is such a tragedy to lose such a vibrant person at such a young age, and we will certainly miss her ALWAYS smiling face!
My sincerest condolences and many prayers to her grieving family.
Marie Brunette McKirnan

Lynch Reynolds

November 30, 2018

When I was told of Lolo's passing a flood of memories swept me back to a time of sledding down our front yard when school was closed due to 2" of snow, the hot chocolate,the fire in the fireplace in our downstairs playroom. I can remember the tire swing and the broken bones that went along all the fun. I always had a crush on Lolo she was the perfect little cheerleader.

Rip Beazley

November 27, 2018

I remember Lolo always being so nice to me whenever I would see her.
When I had a florist on Charlotte Pk she bought flowers from me and we always had a nice conversation. Very fond memories of her and all the Donnelly's !

Melody Clarke

November 24, 2018

Where do I even start? Lolo had a special place in my heart and although I lost touch for awhile, the memories are always there. I will always remember the many sleep overs with Sidney, being quiet when she went to bed early, sealing her cards with a lipstick kiss, her advice from our porch chats, pontoon rides, dancing, playing charades, eating her delicious pimento cheese spread, firecrackers, and sausage balls, and spending quality time at the lake house. The curtains she sewed for my classroom 2 years ago will make me smile a little more each time I walk into the room. The world lost an amazingly caring, energetic, spiritual, and fun woman. She loved me like a daughter for many years and I will cherish the memories. May she rest in peace!