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On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Sister Eartha L. Humble- Dobbins 77, of North Little Rock was elected to transition to her heavenly home. Mrs. Dobbins spent her life campaigning for the causes of Christ to save a dying world. She knew that victory belongs to Jesus and she stood on His platform to love deeply and lead people to Christ.
Sis Dobbins was born December 9, 1940 to Andrew and Elizabeth Humble in rural North Little Rock, Arkansas; a community many know as Dick Jeter. At a very young age she accepted Christ and united with Mt. Aarat Missionary Baptist Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas where she served faithfully until her health failed.
On May 31, 1959 Frank Roosevelt Dobbins and Eartha L. Humble were united in Holy Matrimony. To this union 3 children were born: Faith Racine Dobbins (Charles) Jones, Roosevelt Dwayne (Sharon, deceased) Dobbins, Angela Renee Dobbins, and bonus daughters Rita Dobbins Justice (deceased) and Marilyn Dobbins (Grady) Perkins. Sis Dobbins cherished the fact that she was not only a mother but an active grandmother and great- grandmother. She proudly also wore the hat of “MeMe” to many others in the community. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Smith; father, Andrew Humble; son, Anthony Marquis Dobbins; brother, Rev. Assa Phillips and husband, Rev. Frank R. Dobbins.
Eartha graduated from the former Pulaski County Training High School( Now Harris Elementary) in the McAlmont community -North Little Rock. After graduation she earned several scholarships. She attended Shorter College in North Little Rock and later attended Nursing School. Eartha worked at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for 40 years as a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse. On May 11, 2002, Eartha received her Masters degree in Religious Education from Jackson Theological Seminary.
Mrs. Dobbins was very active in her community and City. She served as the President of NAACP North Little Rock Chapter from 2006-2014. Her ongoing fight to have a functional grocery store in the 72114 community. One of her most endearing passions was to make sure persons of voting age were registered to vote.
Family Hour will be Friday, November 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Bethel AME 600 N Cedar st. North Little Rock, AR.
In lieu of flowers but in honor of Mrs. Dobbins, we ask that you consider sponsoring Youth Memberships for $10.00 each; become a Adult Member for $30 a year; or become a Life Member for $75 for 10 years.
Membership is the life blood of this great organization that she truly loved. On your Membershp Application where it states "Solictor" write Mrs. Eartha Dobbins. Please do not mail to the National NAACP Office instead mail to:
North Little Rock NAACP
Unit # 6026
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72119 or contact Deborah F. Rhodes, President 501-247-1427 or deborahrhodes77@ gmail.com
Homegoing services will be November 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Eighth Street MBC, 901 S. A. Jones Drive. Superior Funeral Services 5017 E. Broadway North Little Rock (501) 945-9922. Trudean Long Brown "Providing Services Your Family Deserves."