DeAnn Wallace Hobbs

January 20, 1939April 13, 2019

DeAnn Lucille Wallace Hobbs, 80, a resident of The Gardens of Statesville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Born on January 20, 1939 in Iredell County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Boyce Wallace and Ruth Lipe Wallace.

DeAnn was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Statesville for over 50 years and was involved in many ministries. She always lived life to the fullest. She had a heart for helping others and enjoyed her career as a nurse. Most of all, she dearly loved her family and friends.

DeAnn was the beloved wife of Ralph Junius Hobbs, who preceded her in death in 2007. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Timothy Wayne Tevepaugh and a niece, Kimberlee Neaves.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, David Thomas Lippard and wife Sheri; daughter, Kathy L. Tevepaugh; sister, Phyllis W. Waddell and husband, Raymond; grandchildren, Jeffrey David Lippard, Thomas Joel Tevepaugh, Candace Nicole Lippard, and Sara Nicole Lippard, eight great-grandchildren, nephew, Ryan Kit Neaves and wife Carmen, and great nieces, Caroleena and Scarlett Neaves.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 18 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Statesville with Bishop Ray Ruppe officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Interment will immediately follow the service at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Troutman. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Iredell County, 2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625. The family would like to thank the staff of The Gardens of Statesville and Hospice of Iredell County for their loving care.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for DeAnn Hobbs.


  • Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County


  • Visitation Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, April 18, 2019

DeAnn Wallace Hobbs

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Nancy Thomas

April 21, 2019

Dear David, Kathy, and Family,

We were so sorry to here of Aunt DeAnn’s passing. May God grant you peace during this time of sorrow

I remember DeAnn and you as young children when we would come visit Grandma Lippard ‘s house. Many years have passed, but you have always been in my thoughts.

Love to all,
Nancy and Donnie Thomas
Autie Kelley
(Velma Lippard Kelley)

Lucille Wells

April 17, 2019

Phyllis and Raymond

Thank you for so much for letting me know about DeAnn. She was a wonderful friend. I will miss her telephone calls. I tried to call you back but the number I have for you indicates it is not a working number. I called on DeAnn's phone and tried to leave a message. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Latter when you have time please call me.

Love Lucille Wells
(859) 299-4483
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