Afton (Mickie) Hepworth Hobbs

March 17, 1924November 12, 2018

Afton (Mickie) Hepworth Hobbs died on Monday, November 12, 2018, attended by her children and grandchildren. The beloved mother of Steve, Alan, Walter, Jeff, Ann, and Ellen, Afton was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 60 years, Ed Hobbs, and their two sons, Jeff and Steve. She is survived by the four remaining children, 16 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren (two more expected soon). The family invites loved ones to visit between 5 and 6:30 p.m., Friday, November 23, at Bounds Funeral Home, 705 E Main St., Salisbury, MD. A private family burial will be held on Saturday morning, followed by a memorial service and celebration of her life at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 106 Greenlawn Lane, Salisbury. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Red Cross, where Afton volunteered for many years.


  • Visitation Friday, November 23, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 24, 2018

Afton (Mickie) Hepworth Hobbs

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Joan Moon

November 22, 2018

Our family first met Mickie in 1973 when our little family moved to Salisbury from Purdue University. Chuck had received his PhD and was hired by Salisbury State College. My memories of Mickie are of a strong, talented woman who shared her love of music and vibrant spirit with the members of the Salisbury Branch. After we moved from Salisbury, Mickie would invite us to stay with her whenever we returned for a visit. We would stay upstairs and feel such a sense of coziness. She would always buy a Smith Island Cake that accompanied our treats of chicken salad from Nora Williams and homemade lemonade from Nancy Skinner. We always felt loved by our Salisbury family. In more recent years we were able to visit Mickie in Utah and in Oklahoma. How happy we were to be with her once again. A very special experience was on a Monday morning of the past week, I thought to myself that I needed to call her when not 3-5 minutes later Walter called to say that she had passed. It was definitely a special experience for me. I loved Mickie very much and those three precious years in Salisbury greatly enriched my life.