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In Memory Of Our Poets

Lynn Martin Hobbie (Andrews) (1939-2018) - Class Of 1956

Lynn Martin Hobbie Andrews, 79, of Indian Springs, Alabama, died Monday, December 3, 2018. She was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, where she graduated from Sidney Lanier High School. She attended Brenau College and graduated from Huntingdon College. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta.

Miss Lynn, as she was known, was a pioneer; being one of the first to specialize in and establish a water safety program; raising awareness and teaching drowning prevention techniques within Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Alexander City, and surrounding areas for over fifty years. Her dedication and commitment to ensuring children's safety around water was truly her greatest accomplishment. The legacy she created still resounds today with numerous second and third generation students that have completed her program.

Lynn worked and volunteered for Shelby County Schools for more than fifteen years. Her life's endeavors focused on children and the families she encountered along the way, as well as, her great love for all animals — God's creatures great and small.

  • Interests included the arts, history, gardening, genealogy, and service;
  • Being a member and involved with Daughters of the American Revolution;
  • Volunteering with the Junior League especially was rewarding and instilled the spirit of service in her daughters;
  • Working with Master Gardeners;
  • She cherished planning events with Lanier 56'er Ladies;
  • Most recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Arts Council of Alexander City, Alabama.

Preceded in death by her husband, Warren McCormick Andrews; her parents, Henry Martin and Henri-Lynn Street Hobbie; in-laws, Col. James Warren and Mary McCormick Andrews; son-in-law, Carlton Roger Lawley; sister-in-law, Ellen Rainer Andrews; and beloved aunts, Minnie Lee Street Russell (Samuel Thomas "S.T.") and Elizabeth Polk Street.

Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth-Lee Andrews Lawley of Winston-Salem, NC and Lynn Martin-Hobbie Andrews of Birmingham, AL; sister and brother-in-law, Priscilla Hobbie Griffin (Raymond); brother-in-law, John Fontaine Andrews; niece and nephew, Brannon Fontaine Andrews (Joseph Chase) and James Rainer Andrews; and cherished aunts, uncles and cousins including the Hobbies, Hopes, Orrs and Rogers families.

The memorial service will be held Monday, December 10 at 2:00 PM at First United Methodist Church, 2416 W. Cloverdale Park, Montgomery, AL 36106. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 1:00 PM in the Epworth Room in Wesley Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on December 9, 2018