|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1928|
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 2011|
Joyce Hobby Stevens Engle Naples, FL
Joyce Hobby Stevens Engle, 83, of Naples, FL passed away on October 3, 2011.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Eugene Stevens; her parents, Maureen and Clyde Redding Hobby; her brother, Clyde Redding Hobby, Jr. and his wife, Myrtis Hobby; sister-inlaw, Jane Hobby; and brother-in-law, W. Buice Wallace
She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Engle. Also surviving are her three sons and their families, Richard David Stevens, his wife Sheila and their children, Austin and Camie of Suwanee, GA; William Frank Stevens, his wife, Jamie and their children Cody and Bridgett and Dan Paris, of Grayson, GA; Stanley Royce Stevens and his daughter, Samantha, of Atlanta, GA. Surviving also are a twin brother, Dr. Royce Hobby and his wife, Priscilla of St. Petersburg, FL; a sister, JoAnn Wallace of Buford, GA; many nieces; nephews; cousins; and two loving and caring stepdaughters, Sherri Lowe and husband, Rick of Houston and Susan Crawford and husband, Peter of Naples.
Mrs. Joyce Engle was born in Turner County, GA on March 2, 1928. She graduated from Ashburn High School in 1945, and Mercer University, Macon, GA in 1949. While at Mercer, she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.
Joyce married Walter Stevens on June 29, 1949 and lived in Newnan, GA where she taught school. After returning to Ashburn for a short while, her family moved to Tallahassee, FL and there she became a realtor. Tallahassee is where her children spent their childhood. In 1972, Joyce and her family moved to Buford, GA to become associated with N.W. Buice & Company, where she was the manager for 14 years.
As a testimony of her Christian faith, Joyce was an active member of the First Baptist Church in every community where she lived.
Joyce was an avid golfer and among her other hobbies were gardening, needlework, reading and bridge.
After the death of her husband, Walter Stevens, she moved to Naples, FL in 1986. In June of 2002, Joyce married Robert Engle of Naples. She was a member of Wyndemere Country Club of Naples, FL.
There will be a graveside service in Ashburn, GA at Rose Hill Cemetery on October 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., There will also be a memorial service in the chapel of the First Baptist Church on Orange Blossom Drive in Naples, FL on October 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joyce's name to The First Baptist Church of Naples, 3000 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, FL, 34109 or Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL, 34109.
Clyde Redding Hobby (1906 - 1992)
Maureen Stephens Hobby (1908 - 1999)
Walter Eugene Stevens (1925 - 1985)*
Rose Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: MHobby
Originally Created by: GC
Record added: Mar 31, 2013
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