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Waverly Journal, June 11, 1943

Mrs. Newton Hubbs

Mrs. Avis Hubbs, wife of Newton Hubbs, died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, at St. John's hospital, Springfield, following an illness of several months. She had been at the hospital only a few days, having been with her aunt, Mrs. Nora Vadakin and niece, Mrs. Reuben Brand, in Springfield for some time.

She was a daughter of Joseph and Clarabelle Legarie, and a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. L. T. Meacham. Surviving are her husband; aunt, Mrs. Vadakin; and niece, Mrs. Brand.

Mrs. Hubbs was a member of the Congregational church of this city.

The remains are at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals, where funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Wilder Towle, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Springfield.

Burial will be in Union cemetery.

Waverly Journal, June 18, 1943

Mrs. Newton Hubbs

Funeral services for Mrs. Newton Hubbs, who died Wednesday evening last week at St. John's hospital in Springfield, were held at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals Saturday afternoon a t 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Wilder Towle, pastor of First Congregational Church, Springfield.

Mrs. E. H. Sheppard sang "Sometime We'll Understand", "Face to Face", and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere", the accompanist being Mrs. Roy L. Fairbanks.

The pall bearers were P. W. Wemple, J. R. McConnell, Frank H. Curtiss, Leonard Wood, Edward G. Evans and Leo Bergschneider.

The flowers were in charge of Mrs. Edward G. Evans, Mrs. Frank O. Brown, Mrs. C. F. Morris, Mrs. Leonard Wood, Mrs. J. R. McConnell, Misses Olive Burnett, Caroline Lombard, Eva McMahan, Gertrude Harrington and Martha Lukeman.

Burial was in Union cemetery, Pisgah.

The following obituary had been written by Mrs. Hubbs two days previous to her death:

Avis Deboice Legarie was born in Springfield, May 25, 1875, being the daughter of Joseph and Clara Belle Legarie.

She was married to Alfred L. Hamilton, September 12, 1894, and to them was born one son, who died in 1918. Mr. Hamilton passed away, in 1922.

On June 6, 1939, she was married to Newton Hubbs, who survives her, together with an aunt, Mrs. Nora Vadakin, and cousin, Mrs. Diamond Vadakin Brand, both of Springfield.

She attended the Waverly schools, and made her home with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. T. Meacham. She was a member of the Congregational church. She had many friends, and always thought of others' happiness first.

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