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Pastor Lamont Hubbard, 66, a resident of Mountain Home passed away Friday, July 19, 2013, at his residence.

He was born August 27, 1946 in Princeton, Illinois to the late Lavern Jay and Georgia Maurine Smith Hubbard. Mr. Hubbard was raised in a military background, traveling much of his life around the world. As a teenager he lived in Ft. Meade, Maryland and graduated from Arundel High School in 1964. From 1964 until 1968 because of the military background he decided to join the United States Air Force, where he chose Air Force Intelligence and went to language school and studied Russian. In his duties he would sit on the Russian line and decode messages.

In 1968 until 1973 he attended Cypress College in California where he studied physiology, sociology and history. He also attended Fullerton College to further his history studies. In 1974 until 1977 he attended Phoenix Christian College where he received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Bible. Lamont taught at the Highlands Christian School in San Bruno, California.

From 1963 until 1987 he attended World Ministries Fellowship where he became an ordained minister. During this time in 1984 he went to Ministry in Corrections School in Alhambra, Arizona and because of his deep care and love for people in need and in trouble, he went on to become a minister in the Chapel of the Open Door in the Arizona State Prison where he was able lead many to the Lord. Lamont was also a minister at the Gospel Lighthouse Church of God in Wyndham, Arizona.

In 1982 Lamont saved a man’s life and received the Medal of Lifesaving from the Phoenix Police Department. He was a writer of poetry and an avid Civil War lover. Lamont was a loving and caring individual and because of that he has left behind many friends who will miss him deeply.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Stephen and Craig.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Hubbard of Mountain Home; a son, Aaron Hubbard of Texas; a daughter, Charity Cabe of Texas; a sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Richard Green of Utah; ten grandchildren; four step-sons, Stephen, Scott, Lenny and John; six step-grandchildren and his cousin and dearest friend, Tanna.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 25, 2013, at the Calvary Chapel Twin Lakes in Mountain Home with Pastor David Payne officiating. The funeral will follow at 2:00 p.m., Thursday. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Alley-White Post #52 and the United States Air Force Honor Guard. Burial will be private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Tolleson, Mike Bauerlein, Jim Church, Steve Johnson, Vic Stearns, Don Pavlik, Danny Watson, Rayburn Kanehl and James Mercado.

Memorials may be made to the House of Luke Ministries, 87 Iroquois Drive, Cherokee Village, Arkansas 72529.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.

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