Mrs. Jacquelyn “Jackie” Hobbs Oliva, Telford, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Courtyard Assisted Living.
Mrs. Oliva was born in Washington County and daughter of the late Jack F. & Florence Sue Clark Hobbs. She was also preceded in death by her late husbands, Sgt. Stephen J. Torbett and Dr. Peter A. Oliva, and a twin brother Jimmy L. Hobbs, Sr.
She was a member of Boones Creek Christian Church and Harvest Time Christian Church.
Mrs. Oliva taught at Washington County, Carter County and Knox County Schools first-eighth grade. She also taught pre-school at Tri-City Christian and Boone Trail Baptist, before retiring after thirty-one years of service. She was former owner of Jonesborough Floral.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Susan & Nathan Hynes, Telford; two grandchildren, Kati Garst and Kaden Haynes; special cousins, Edward & Carol Bowman; and several nephews, nieces, great-nephews & nieces and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 pm Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Minister David Clark officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00-1:00 pm Wednesday prior to service. Interment will follow at Boones Creek Christian Church Cemetery.
Pallbearer will be Edward Bowman, Rick Little, Robert Hall, Dean Denny, David Stanton and John Payne. Honorary pallbearer will be Nathan Haynes.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Center 501 St. Jude’s Place Memphis, TN 38105.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
|Nathan and Susan,
My condolences to you and Susan in the loss of her mother. I pray for God's comfort to each of you during this difficult time. God Bless|
|Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your
family are in my thoughts and prayers. Asking
God to give you peace through this very difficult
time. In Christian love.|
||Dr and Mrs Norman E White
|Jackie was a wonderful lady. We will miss her, but
know she is now in Heaven with our Lord, Jesus
|Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. We wanted
to share a scripture that bought us comfort when we our
brother and father both died. It's found at Revelation chapter
21: 3,4 it reads,"With that I heard a loud voice from the throne
say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside
with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be
with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and
death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor
pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
Please know that others care and we pray that God may grant
you strength in the days ahead.
||Kenny and Carol Johnson
|Our sympathy to all the family. We have you in our thoughts and prayers.
Kenny and Carol Johnson|
|Sending all of you my love. Jackie is in her
perfect body now and as feisty as ever. I can see
and hear her now and it brings a smile to my face.
Love, Hugs and prayers...XXOO|
|I worked with Ms. Oliva, and she was a wonderful mentor--warm, sweet, intelligent. I'm sorry to hear of her passing. |
|Jackie and I taught at Blountville Elementary many
years ago, and rode back and forth to school
together. She always had a smile and was wonderful
with her students. We were friends while she was
married to Steve Torbett and he always seemed to
know that he would not make it back from Vietnam.
Jackie had a beautiful voice and sang at my sister-
in-laws wedding. I loved her dearly, but had not
seen her in many years. She was a very special
person. I am so sorry to hear this, as I didn't
not know she had been ill. Bobbie Massengill|
|I worked with Jackie at Boone Trail Baptist
Preschool. Jackie was a gifted teacher and a
wonderful person. She will be greatly missed.|
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