Published in The Herald on May 3, 2018
Thelma Hubbard (1920 - 2018)
Thelma Dorman Hubbard FORT MILL, SC Thelma Hubbard,
98, went to be with her Lord on Friday, April 27, 2018, at her
home under hospice care and her husband by her side.
Born in Washington D.C. in 1920, the daughter of Marshall
and Ina Dorman, she was the sixth of ten children. Thelma
graduated Eastern High School (1938) in D.C. before
attending Strayer Business School.
In 1940 she married Ted Hoover. They adopted a two-year old son Ted Jr. who was
the delight of her life. Suddenly widowed in 1956, her son, then eight was her reason
In 1964 she married Kent Hubbard and became stepmother to his three sons, and
Kent legally adopted Ted. In 1971, Ted died in a tragic accident.
In 1940 Thelma was employed by C & P Telephone Co. and served in several
supervisory positions. She retired in 1978 to care for her mother.
Thelma is survived by her husband Kent, sister, Barbara Lentz, and husband, Richard,
of Virginia Beach, VA; stepsons Gary of Burbank, CA and wife Bette Ann; David of
Fort Mill, SC; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and many nieces and
Thelma and husband Kent served in many ministry opportunities over the years, most
recently volunteering in their home church, Manchester Creek Community Church in
Rock Hill, and at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC. Thelma's more than ten
years of service at the Library ended at the close of 2017 due to her illness. Thelma
was the oldest volunteer at the Library and was thus a role model to many.
Over the years, Thelma ministered and mentored many individuals and family
members encouraging their walk with her Lord Jesus Christ. She did so within weeks
of her home going, inspiring many with her testimony of looking forward to being with
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Manchester
Creek Community Church, 1689 Springsteen Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730 with family
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 2275 India Hook
Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.