Jackie Hobbs Corley

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Jackie Hobbs Corley entered this life on January 2nd, 1939 in Van Buren, Arkansas. She departed this life on September 3, 2019 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Smith. Jackie attended school in Van Buren and Westark College, which is now U of A Fort Smith. She was a member of the Professional Women's Breakfast Club, President of the Optimist International, sponsor of the Junior Achievement Program and a member of the Jayceeettes. Jackie helped form the Friends of the Arts for the Art Center, and she was a member of the Old Fort Museum and Heritage Foundation. Jackie was employed as a Histology Tech at Sparks Hospital. After working at the hospital she was a P. R. person for the United Blood Services until she retired. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Rubie Hobbs; her two sisters, Patsy Hobbs Lockaby and Norma Hobbs Distler; and step-son, Chris Corley. She is survived by her husband, Carl D. Corley of the home; Her daughter, Elizabeth Bryant and grandchildren, Colton and Mason Elizabeth Agee of Portland, Oregon; step-son, Carl D. (Chip) Corley and his son, Hunter Corley of Fort Smith; special daughter-in-law, Jane Corley and her children, Jackman, Harris and Bliss Corley of Little Rock; step-daughter, Deborah Corley and her children, Conrad, Nora, Emma and Garrett of Annapolis, Maryland; and special caregivers, Judy Rios and Michelle Baker. Memorial Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Kitties & Kanines, 4900 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, Ark. 72903, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to

Published September 10, 2019