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In Memory

Debra Harris (Hobbs) - Class Of 1975


Debra Harris Hobbs, 60, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and close friends on June 26, 2017 at Cape Fear Valley Hospital after a brief and unexpected illness.

She was born November, 6 1956 in Cumberland County, NC. She was a graduate of Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, NC. After graduation, she began work at the Cumberland County Courthouse as a Deputy Clerk of Court. She worked with the state for approximately 20 years, left state service and returned to work with the Clerk's office in 2015.

She was predeceased by her parents, William Grant Harris and Rena Clifton Harris. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Foster and son-in-law, Thomas Brown. She is also survived by her brother, Billy Ray Harris, her sister, Sandra Spidle, her nieces, Dori Nehilla and Callie Spidle, her nephew, Bill Harris, and her beloved cat Lily Rose.

Debra was an artist who enjoyed creating mosaics and hand-made jewelry. She loved to laugh and tell funny stories. She was a spiritual person with a deep belief in the Lord. She will be remembered as a Mother who made everything magic and as a beautiful soul to her friends and family.

Public Memorial Service will be held on July, 29 2017 at St. Paul's in the Pines Episcopal Church, located at 1800 St. Paul Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28304. Visitation will begin at 3pm, Memorial Service at 4pm with reception to follow in Fellowship Hall.

"The most beautiful people we have known are those that have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." (Elizabeth Kubler Ros)