Jackie Oliva


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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12-21-2016 Danny Cavin
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
12-21-2016 Judy Starnes
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.
12-20-2016 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 Christ.
12-20-2016 Jay River
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. JR
12-20-2016 Kenny and Carol Johnson
Our sympathy to all the family. We have you in our thoughts and prayers. Kenny and Carol Johnson
12-19-2016 Holly Worrell
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
12-19-2016 Tracy Tolley
I worked with Ms. Oliva, and she was a wonderful mentor--warm, sweet, intelligent. I'm sorry to hear of her passing.
12-19-2016 Bobbie Massengill
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
12-19-2016 Jennifer Leonard
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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