Celeste Hubbard

Obituary of Celeste Moses Hubbard

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Celeste “Les” Moses Hubbard, 91, wife of Elbert “Bert” Hubbard Jr., died Friday, May 1, 2015, at the Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late A. J. Moses III and Bessie Hughson Moses. Les was a devoted servant of Jesus Christ and spent her life dedicated to family, church and community. As a lifelong member of Grace Baptist Church, she served in numerous ministries and up until her recent illness, was actively a part of visitation and prayer ministry. She will be greatly missed and will continue to serve as a guiding example of faithfulness and unconditional love. She is survived by her husband of Sumter; two sons, Elbert “Bert” Hubbard III and wife Carol Walls Hubbard of Blacksburg, VA, Jack Hubbard and wife Nancy DuRant Hubbard of Manning, SC; a daughter, Diane Hubbard Gurley and husband William “Bill” Gurley Jr. of Anderson, SC; a sister, Bess Moses Hammond of Clemson, SC; five granddaughters, Sara Hubbard Sexton and husband Aaron Sexton of Ayer, MA, Caitlin Gurley-Cullen and husband Christopher Cullen II of Anderson, SC, Emily Hubbard Wright and husband John Robert “Bobby” Wright of Rock Hill, SC, Jennifer Hubbard Clarke and husband William “Will” Clarke of Columbia, SC and Kristen Ashleigh Hubbard of Columbia, SC; two great-grandsons, Shawn Alexander Wright and Liam Andrew Wright, with another great-grandson, William Alderman Clarke, Jr. to arrive in August. Funeral services will be held at 3 P.M. Sunday at Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Stephen Williams and Rev. Steve Shumake officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Loyal Friends Sunday school class. The family will receive friends from 1:30 P.M. to 2:45 P.M. Sunday in the church Parlor of Grace Baptist Church and other times at the home. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 219 W. Calhoun St., Sumter, SC 29150, to Samaritan’s Purse, P. O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or to a Christian ministry of your choice. On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.