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Celebrating the life of
Dr. Frank Benedict Hubby
March 28, 1939 - January 17, 2019
Dr. Hubby was unique, eccentric, and mission-driven. A doctor, a father, a writer, an inspiration, and a generous spirit who will be truly missed.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • - Thursday, March 28, 2019

Dr. Hubby was old school, took his time with patients and had an empathetic and caring way about him. He was also funny, intellectually curious, and deeply interested in politics and the public good. At my annual physicals, I could always count on hearing about a book he was reading or his take on an upcoming local or national election. And when I had a medical question, he was always diligent in giving me his expert medical opinion or getting back to me with information from the relevant specialist. The closing of his practice was a real loss for Savannah. Condolences to his family.

Rob Pirro, Savannah, GA

I worked for Dr. Hubby for about a year in 2008. He was a fascinating man and he truly cared about his patients and the people of the world beyond that. His name randomly crossed my mind and a quick google search later, I was saddened to hear of his passing. He was definitely one of the good ones. Although, there was no denying his eccentricities and uniqueness ;)

Crystal Elkins, Sanford, FL

Bettina your dad was a wonderful deeply caring unselfish human being he called me to a hotel at hogson memorial to studio suite .he was lying unable to get up I helped him sit up helped him dress and called and ambulance he hinted to me a neurological problem .he was very kind to me a total stranger to a Trinidad native arriving in Savannah in1976.h frequently boasted of his 2 dauhhters.although divorced I sensed he still loved barbara.was out of town when he died and was deeply saddened I used to see him in lake meyer I will miss him for his uniqueness and as genuine friend and colleague.may the lord have mercy on him and grant him eternal rest

Suresh persad , Savannah, Ga

Ben saved my life in 1985.. spent many hours with me. Was chief force to get me admitted to Shands at the Univ. of Florida. This saved my life. He was a great caring doctor.

Charles Johnstone, Savavvah, Georgia

I was just speaking with my mom, and Dr. Hubby’s name came up. The last conversation I had with Dr. Hubby was in 2007, when he advised me of which anti-malaria pills I should take prior to my working West Africa. Dr. Hubby cared for my brother and me since we were infants, and he cared for my grandfather (William Battiste) until his 90s. I share your grief but celebrate the wonderful things he’s done and accomplished.

Quentin Heyward , Philadelphia , PA

I started working for Dr. Hubby my senior year in high school. This is how I began my career in healthcare. I learned a lot from him. He was such a smart and caring physician. It saddens me to know that I will no longer see him with his head buried in a book at Barnes and Noble. My condolences to his family. He so loved and was proud of his children.

Sherry Edwards, Pooler, GA

Our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Hubby family. May fond memories provide solace for your loss during these most difficult times. God keeps those who have fallen asleep in death in His memory because they are precious in his eyes “Psalm 116:15” and “John 5:28,29”

Sheila, Lawrenceville ,

Doctor Hubby was my doctor and wonderful friend. He was interested in everything and noticed everything. Never a dull moment around him. So many stories of his caring - sitting by my friend in pain and coming to her house on Sunday. Recollections of years of his medical care of myself and my children and feeling that everything would be all right. And it was. He was also a sensitive writer and I still remember his columns. As my youngest daughter who was the age of his daughter said (after a day's outing with his daughters in his care at age 5) - "we did it all, we had a hamburger, skated, went to the movies, bowled and ended up swinging real high on the swings!" I will miss him so much.

Betty Nanninga, Savannah, Ga

I'm so sorry to hear of Dr. Hubby's passing. He was a long time customer of my Dad's bar, Jim Collins Bar, and a true friend of our family. He cared for my Dad after his cancer diagnosis and made his final weeks comfortable. He was such fun to be around and talk with, always with a quick wit and a smile.

Kathleen Collins, Savannah, GA

He was the best. I will never forget him for he took care of my entire family, from a young mother to a grandmother. What ever your problem he would find an answer. Thank god for his grace in knowing this man. I know he cared for me and my family. I could go on but I hope someone knows what I am feeling 4ight now. My heart is heavy.

Leggett, Savannah, Ga

I was saddened to learn of Ben's death. The news came to me in the form of a cartoonist's tribute to him in the Savannah Morning News. We grew up together. Ben lived at 85 Westcott Rd. I lived another 400 yards to the west at the corner of Elm and Westcott. In those days we didn't have rotary dials; you simply picked up the phone and the operator asked what number you wanted. The Hubby's number, as I recall, was 17. Sometimes when I asked for that number the operator would say "the Hubbys are in Connecticut this weekend (they had a place at Black Point, CT.). We were classmates at both Princeton Country Day School and the Lawrenceville School, where we were roommates during our senior year. Ben was the third of Frank and Kingsley (Kahler) Hubby's four children: Nick, Kingsley (Kinny), Ben and Alison.Now Alison is the only one left. It's ironic that I now find myself living in Richmond Hill, GA., just 18 miles south of Savannah where Ben lived and practiced medicine for so many years. I've never met Bettina or Bolyn, nor Ben's former wife, Barbara, and I haven't seen Alison in 60 years, but I really want to be at his memorial service when it's scheduled. And, since I'm here and the rest of you live elsewhere, I'd like to help with any of the arrangements you'd like to delegate. My email address is austinsullivan@gmail.com. He was everything others have already described and more. Life wasn't always easy for Ben, but he lived it fully. He was truly one of a kind. Austie Sullivan

Austin P Sullivan, Richmond Hill, GA., GA

Bettina and Bolyn, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Although I haven't seen him in 10 years or more, I remember he was always laughing and smiling, and asking with genuine concern "how are you doing?" When y'all would come over when we were kids, before he and my dad would get into their deep discussions and debates, he would always take time to come and talk to Tonya and me. I won't forget him and his unique personalty and unending kindness. Fondly, Eric Horton

Eric Horton , Savannah,

We just found out today about Ben's passing. Knowing Been has made life a better place to live in. Our condolences are greatly extended to Barbara and the girls.

Frederick Thomas Scholl, Rincon, Georgia

To the family may the holy spirit comfort your heart's as you all celebrate Dr.Frank Hubby life.

Corletta, Sav, Ga

My family and I are sorry to hear of the passing of Dr.Hubby. Many years ago my brother was very sick. Dr. Hubby would come with his trusty nurse to see him as he was bedridden for a long time. He was amazing with my brother and saved his life. After witnessing his compassion for the ill and enjoying his witty humor, my mother decided to use him as her doctor as well. He treated her for many years until he allowed another doctor with more knowledge (he felt) about her illness then he, to take care of mom. Dr Hubby was truly a blessing from above. Our deepest condolences to his daughters that he spoke so highly of, and all your family. He will be sorely missed by many.

Susan Driscoll Wigginton , Savannah, Ga

My family and I are sorry to hear of the passing of Dr.Hubby. Many years ago my brother was very sick. Dr. Hubby would come with his trusty nurse to see him as he was bedridden for a long time. He was amazing with my brother and saved his life. After witnessing his compassion for the ill and enjoying his witty humor, my mother decided to use him as her doctor as well. He treated her for many years until he allowed another doctor with more knowledge (he felt) about her illness then he, to take care of mom. Dr Hubby was truly a blessing from above. Our deepest condolences to his daughters that he spoke so highly of, and all your family. He will be sorely missed by many.

Susan Driscoll Wigginton , Savannah, Ga

My family and I are sorry to hear of the passing of Dr.Hubby. Many years ago my brother was very sick. Dr. Hubby would come with his trusty nurse to see him as he was bedridden for a long time. He was amazing with my brother and saved his life. After witnessing his compassion for the ill and enjoying his witty humor, my mother decided to use him as her doctor as well. He treated her for many years until he allowed another doctor with more knowledge (he felt) about her illness then he, to take care of mom. Dr Hubby was truly a blessing from above. Our deepest condolences to his daughters that he spoke so highly of, and all your family. He will be sorely missed by many.

Susan Driscoll Wigginton , Savannah, Ga

My family and I are sorry to hear of the passing of Dr.Hubby. Many years ago my brother was very sick. Dr. Hubby would come with his trusty nurse to see him as he was bedridden for a long time. He was amazing with my brother and saved his life. After witnessing his compassion for the ill and enjoying his witty humor, my mother decided to use him as her doctor as well. He treated her for many years until he allowed another doctor with more knowledge (he felt) about her illness then he, to take care of mom. Dr Hubby was truly a blessing from above. Our deepest condolences to his daughters that he spoke so highly of, and all your family. He will be sorely missed by many.

Susan Driscoll Wigginton , Savannah, Ga

I was sad to learn of Ben's passing today. He did have such a good sense of humor and oh so dedicated to his causes. I admired his persistence in writing his "Book". I will always know him as HubbyDubby. He was a good friend. I hope all pf your fond memories will bring comfort in the days ahead. Your family is in my prayers.

Cynthia Heil, SAVANNAH, GA

Bettina, Bolyn & family I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great guy, eccentric, funny and smart. I enjoyed listening to him and his ideas.

Igna-Maria Carter, Meldrim, GA

I did not have the pleasure of being Dr. Hubby's patient, but I worked with him and he was one of the nicest people I've met. When I was dire straits as a RN at a hospital in Savannah, he was the only doctor who told me, "what they're doing to you is horrible." It upset him that I was being abused and nearly destroyed. He was the only doctor who wanted to help me. Dr. Hubby was wonderful to work with and he had morals and ethics. Right - v- wrong. I will truly miss Dr. Hubby.

Dorothy Williams, Savannah, GA

I am so sorry to learn that this wonderful human being has passed away. I first consulted Dr.Hubby in 1979 when I developed Type I diabetes at the age of 26. I was hospitalized for 4 days while I learned how to give myself insulin injections. After I went home Dr. Hubby gave me his home telephone number and insisted that I call him every morning at 5:30 so that we could discuss my insulin dosage for the day. He did this for several weeks, until I felt confident enough to manage my illness on my own. I don’t know of any other physician who would be concerned enough about a patient to offer assistance like that. I will always remember his care and compassion. What a wonderful man! My condolences to his loved ones.

Susan Wainwright, Savannah, GA

It made me feel so sad to hear that Dr. Hubby had left us. How many doctors can you call out of the blue and have them talk with you, just because you need to hear a familiar, comforting voice? I moved from Savannah in 1990, but missed my doctor, “Gentle Ben”.We talked for a bit and I felt better afterwards. He had that power to go straight to the main concern and address it. I am so happy he enjoyed life-he certainly did all he could to help others do that very thing. He will be missed by so many.

Charlotte Lawson, Statesboro, GA

Barbara, Bettina, and Bolyn, Although it's been a very long time, we are so sorry to hear of your loss of Ben. My family has some very good memories of when we all spent time together and being neighbors at Alhambra. May he rest in peace.

Anne Armstrong Sutton, Savannah,, Ga.

A person of compassion, empathy and action. A thorough professional and good friend to our family when the need was great. Our deepest condolences. Jane and Michael Fleetwood

Jane and Michael Fleetwood, St. Augustine , Fl

I had the pleasure working with Dr. Ben Hubby and his nurse, Pat Brown. Working with Dr Hubby was one of the most memorable employers I had. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Tina Brogdon , Savannah , GA

After my father-in-law, Dr. George Straight, passed away in 1980, my family began going to his "next door neighbor on Hall Street." In our case going to the doctor was always an adventure and a lot of laughs. Dr. Hubby was always interested in our family, asking many questions and always full of information and interesting and funny comments on everything. I will always remember him fondly and miss his "take on life." His medical attention was a comfort. My prayers are with all of you.

Angela and Roger Straight, Savannah, GA

I am sorry to hear about the loss of Dr. Hubby. I had the pleasure of working next to I’d office and his staff for 4 years. He would occasionally come in and chat with us at the office. Prayers for his family

Patricia Butnette , Sandersville,

Dr. Hubby was my doctor from 1981, when I moved to Savannah, until he had to close his practice. He always took whatever time was needed to see to your needs. He always had a story to share to try to cheer you. He had the best staff to work with him and were just as dedicated. He was one of a kind in this day in age of "take a number". Bless your memory Dr. Ben.

Arthur Anthony, Savannah, GA

Dr. Hubby was my doctor for many years. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.

Patricia Ann Brisbon, Savannah, GA, GA

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord My Condolences to the family

The Murphy Family, Savannah, Ga

He will be truly missed I served him dinner sometimes at buckingham he was a very special person and very intelligent I will also remember him thank you Vanessa Mitchell

Vanessa Mitchell , Savannah , Ga

He will be truly missed I served him dinner sometimes at buckingham he was a very special person and very intelligent I will also remember him thank you Vanessa Mitchell

Vanessa Mitchell , Savannah , Ga

Dr. Hubby will always be remembered in our household. He was a caring doctor and friend to our family. He was funny and always had a story to tell. Though he was serious about his medical practice and helping anybody at anytime. He truly was a doctor who practiced to cure and not for the money. He will be missed. Barbara E. Oliver

Barbara E. Oliver and Laura Truell-Valentine, Savannah, GA

My sincere condolences to the family remembering the times I would sit in dr. hubby's office and we would talk about politics and sports and sometime things that I had no idea what it was but I will truly say he will truly be missed my wife my sister-in-law and myself

James Putney , Savannah , Ga

Ben was a wonderful doctor and my friend. He helped so many people in his life. We seemed to run into each other a lot at Walmart, in the stationary aisle. The stories are funny and I'll always appreciate his kindness.. What a nice guy. Hold on to your good memories with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lisa Luckett, Savannah, GA

So very sorry. While I knew Ben had been living at Buckingham, I had no idea Ben was Ill. I will truly miss him being around.

Beverly S Thompson, savannah, GA

My deepest sympathy to Dr. Hubby's family. Ben will be remembered fondly by all. His kindness and generosity were unfailing. Fondly, Carolyn

Carolyn Woods-Usher Oxenrider, Savannah, GA

Thank you so much for the honor of caring for your very special father for almost 4 years. I feel as though we’ve lost a member of our family. Everyone at Buckingham South misses Dr. Hubby very much. He was truly an icon. What an incredible and special man!

Rita Slatus BUCKINGHAM SOUTH, Savannah, Ga

Dear Bettina, Bolyn and family. I am so sorry to hear about Dr. hubby. The last time I spoke to him was after my husband Guerry died. I know he was a wonderful caring friend and Doctor of Guerry's, and will be missed by all his patients and friends. I'm sure he and my husband are together now discussing politics. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Ann Norton, Savannah, Ga

Dr. Hubby became my general practitioner when I was 26 years old and our doctor patient relationship continued until we both retired. He was also my son's and nephew's physician. I remembered when my mother passed he called me to wish my family and I his deepest sympathy. When I returned to his office after my mother's passing he shared with me about the passing of his mother. So to you, Dr. Hubby's Family, I would like to express my deepest sympathy. He was truly one of a kind! S. Harmon Savannah, GA

Sandra L. Harmon, Savannah, GA

To the Family, so sorry for your loss. Hope you will be comforted in knowing that Frank has the prospect of being resurrected, healthy (in the flesh), to Paradise Earth just as Jehovah God has promised. In fact , the vast majority will enjoy everlasting life right here on earth as God had intended from the beginning. God's Kingdom will do this under the rule of Jesus Christ. READ John 5:28, 29, Job 14:14, 15,Psalms 37:29,Matthew 6:9,10, Matthew 5:5 and Revelation 21:2-4 Go To: JW.ORG

DW, Spring, Texas

He was our family physician for a while and was truly one of a kind! Our hearts go out to the family and friends that are grieving, he was thought of over the years with fondness and appreciation and will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Tracy and Lori McIntyre, Spruce Pine , NC

Dr. Hubby was my general practitioner for several years until he retired. He was truly dedicated to his profession and excelled at attention to detail. I also considered him a friend. He will be missed. I'm sorry for your loss.

Dr. Chris Kreide, Pooler, Georgia

I was shocked and saddened to see his death notice. I knew him as a dedicated general practitioner who cared not only for his patients but for the downtrodden in this world. I was an acquaintance who recommended him on several occasions. The world needs more like him. May he rest in peace.

Beth Kinstler , Savannah , Georgia

SAVANNAH – Frank Benedict Hubby, M.D., 79, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away on Thursday January 17, 2019.

He was born in New York City to Kingsley K. and Frank W. Hubby, III, and spent his childhood in Princeton, NJ. He graduated from Trinity College, and received his medical degree from The University of Virginia. After his residency in Pediatric and Family Medicine at Bellevue Hospital in New York, he pursued a life in which his medical knowledge and deep passion for helping others could be realized. This journey took him to Nigeria, Colorado, England, and Mississippi, before he found his home in Savannah, Georgia.

Ben dedicated his life to serving those in need. He set up his practice on the corner of Hall and Habersham and opened his doors to the community, whether his patients could pay for their care or not. He was one of the first physicians in Savannah to help face the ravages of the AIDS epidemic, he never passed a fire or an accident without stopping to offer help, no matter what time or where he was going. He did house calls in every part of the city for those who could not come to him. He was the kind of doctor who cared for the whole person rather than simply curing their illnesses. He brought inspirational movies and music to patients who might be moved by their messages, he invited the homeless to join for meals, he helped Vietnamese families find new homes in America in the years after the War, and his deep passion for his city eventually led him to run for Mayor.

Outside of the office, he could be found reading The New York Times over breakfast at Clary’s Drug Store, on the tennis courts of Forsyth Park, jogging around Lake Mayer, or waiting for the tides to release him from the many sandbars that he encountered while sailing the TinaBolyn (named for his daughters). He’d be browsing the books at Shaver’s or Barnes & Noble, editing his projects over a bowl of soup at the Atlantic Bread Company with his trusty yellow legal pad, discussing politics at Starbucks, and was always looking for ways to bring laughter and surprise to those around him.

His sense of humor will be remembered by all who knew him. He was unique, eccentric, and mission-driven. A doctor, a father, a writer, an inspiration, and a generous spirit who will be truly missed.

He is survived by his sister Alison Hoversten of Denver, CO, his former wife and the mother of his daughters, Barbara Gillespie of San Francisco, CA, his daughters Bettina and Bolyn Hubby of Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA, his granddaughter, Savannah K. Smith, and his amazing community at Buckingham South where he was loved and cared for over the last several years. A remembrance and celebration of his life is being planned and will be announced on foxandweeks.com. The family asks that you share your interest in joining this celebration and your memories of Ben by emailing benhubbystories@gmail.com.

If you would like to join the family and close friends of Dr. Frank Benedict Hubby for a spirited remembrance of his life in his beloved city of Savannah, Georgia, please contact his daughter Bettina: bettina@hubbyco.com The memorial will take place on March 28, 2019, on what would have been his 80th Birthday.

Thank you all for your kind remembrances and well wishes!

 

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GUEST BOOK

Dr. Hubby was old school, took his time with patients and had an empathetic and caring way about him. He was also funny, intellectually curious, and deeply interested in politics and the public good. At my annual physicals, I could always count on hearing about a book he was reading or his take on an upcoming local or national election. And when I had a medical question, he was always diligent in giving me his expert medical opinion or getting back to me with information from the relevant specialist. The closing of his practice was a real loss for Savannah. Condolences to his family.

Rob Pirro, Savannah, GA

I worked for Dr. Hubby for about a year in 2008. He was a fascinating man and he truly cared about his patients and the people of the world beyond that. His name randomly crossed my mind and a quick google search later, I was saddened to hear of his passing. He was definitely one of the good ones. Although, there was no denying his eccentricities and uniqueness ;)

Crystal Elkins, Sanford, FL

Bettina your dad was a wonderful deeply caring unselfish human being he called me to a hotel at hogson memorial to studio suite .he was lying unable to get up I helped him sit up helped him dress and called and ambulance he hinted to me a neurological problem .he was very kind to me a total stranger to a Trinidad native arriving in Savannah in1976.h frequently boasted of his 2 dauhhters.although divorced I sensed he still loved barbara.was out of town when he died and was deeply saddened I used to see him in lake meyer I will miss him for his uniqueness and as genuine friend and colleague.may the lord have mercy on him and grant him eternal rest

Suresh persad , Savannah, Ga

Ben saved my life in 1985.. spent many hours with me. Was chief force to get me admitted to Shands at the Univ. of Florida. This saved my life. He was a great caring doctor.

Charles Johnstone, Savavvah, Georgia

I was just speaking with my mom, and Dr. Hubby’s name came up. The last conversation I had with Dr. Hubby was in 2007, when he advised me of which anti-malaria pills I should take prior to my working West Africa. Dr. Hubby cared for my brother and me since we were infants, and he cared for my grandfather (William Battiste) until his 90s. I share your grief but celebrate the wonderful things he’s done and accomplished.

Quentin Heyward , Philadelphia , PA

I started working for Dr. Hubby my senior year in high school. This is how I began my career in healthcare. I learned a lot from him. He was such a smart and caring physician. It saddens me to know that I will no longer see him with his head buried in a book at Barnes and Noble. My condolences to his family. He so loved and was proud of his children.

Sherry Edwards, Pooler, GA

Candle tribute lit by Sherry Cossey — Georgia

Our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Hubby family. May fond memories provide solace for your loss during these most difficult times. God keeps those who have fallen asleep in death in His memory because they are precious in his eyes “Psalm 116:15” and “John 5:28,29”

Sheila, Lawrenceville ,

Candle tribute lit by He was a Wonderful Physician and will be Greatly missed. The Santos Family — Georgia

Doctor Hubby was my doctor and wonderful friend. He was interested in everything and noticed everything. Never a dull moment around him. So many stories of his caring - sitting by my friend in pain and coming to her house on Sunday. Recollections of years of his medical care of myself and my children and feeling that everything would be all right. And it was. He was also a sensitive writer and I still remember his columns. As my youngest daughter who was the age of his daughter said (after a day's outing with his daughters in his care at age 5) - "we did it all, we had a hamburger, skated, went to the movies, bowled and ended up swinging real high on the swings!" I will miss him so much.

Betty Nanninga, Savannah, Ga

I'm so sorry to hear of Dr. Hubby's passing. He was a long time customer of my Dad's bar, Jim Collins Bar, and a true friend of our family. He cared for my Dad after his cancer diagnosis and made his final weeks comfortable. He was such fun to be around and talk with, always with a quick wit and a smile.

Kathleen Collins, Savannah, GA

He was the best. I will never forget him for he took care of my entire family, from a young mother to a grandmother. What ever your problem he would find an answer. Thank god for his grace in knowing this man. I know he cared for me and my family. I could go on but I hope someone knows what I am feeling 4ight now. My heart is heavy.

Leggett, Savannah, Ga

I was saddened to learn of Ben's death. The news came to me in the form of a cartoonist's tribute to him in the Savannah Morning News. We grew up together. Ben lived at 85 Westcott Rd. I lived another 400 yards to the west at the corner of Elm and Westcott. In those days we didn't have rotary dials; you simply picked up the phone and the operator asked what number you wanted. The Hubby's number, as I recall, was 17. Sometimes when I asked for that number the operator would say "the Hubbys are in Connecticut this weekend (they had a place at Black Point, CT.). We were classmates at both Princeton Country Day School and the Lawrenceville School, where we were roommates during our senior year. Ben was the third of Frank and Kingsley (Kahler) Hubby's four children: Nick, Kingsley (Kinny), Ben and Alison.Now Alison is the only one left. It's ironic that I now find myself living in Richmond Hill, GA., just 18 miles south of Savannah where Ben lived and practiced medicine for so many years. I've never met Bettina or Bolyn, nor Ben's former wife, Barbara, and I haven't seen Alison in 60 years, but I really want to be at his memorial service when it's scheduled. And, since I'm here and the rest of you live elsewhere, I'd like to help with any of the arrangements you'd like to delegate. My email address is austinsullivan@gmail.com. He was everything others have already described and more. Life wasn't always easy for Ben, but he lived it fully. He was truly one of a kind. Austie Sullivan

Austin P Sullivan, Richmond Hill, GA., GA

Bettina and Bolyn, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Although I haven't seen him in 10 years or more, I remember he was always laughing and smiling, and asking with genuine concern "how are you doing?" When y'all would come over when we were kids, before he and my dad would get into their deep discussions and debates, he would always take time to come and talk to Tonya and me. I won't forget him and his unique personalty and unending kindness. Fondly, Eric Horton

Eric Horton , Savannah,

We just found out today about Ben's passing. Knowing Been has made life a better place to live in. Our condolences are greatly extended to Barbara and the girls.

Frederick Thomas Scholl, Rincon, Georgia

To the family may the holy spirit comfort your heart's as you all celebrate Dr.Frank Hubby life.

Corletta, Sav, Ga

My family and I are sorry to hear of the passing of Dr.Hubby. Many years ago my brother was very sick. Dr. Hubby would come with his trusty nurse to see him as he was bedridden for a long time. He was amazing with my brother and saved his life. After witnessing his compassion for the ill and enjoying his witty humor, my mother decided to use him as her doctor as well. He treated her for many years until he allowed another doctor with more knowledge (he felt) about her illness then he, to take care of mom. Dr Hubby was truly a blessing from above. Our deepest condolences to his daughters that he spoke so highly of, and all your family. He will be sorely missed by many.

Susan Driscoll Wigginton , Savannah, Ga

My family and I are sorry to hear of the passing of Dr.Hubby. Many years ago my brother was very sick. Dr. Hubby would come with his trusty nurse to see him as he was bedridden for a long time. He was amazing with my brother and saved his life. After witnessing his compassion for the ill and enjoying his witty humor, my mother decided to use him as her doctor as well. He treated her for many years until he allowed another doctor with more knowledge (he felt) about her illness then he, to take care of mom. Dr Hubby was truly a blessing from above. Our deepest condolences to his daughters that he spoke so highly of, and all your family. He will be sorely missed by many.

Susan Driscoll Wigginton , Savannah, Ga

My family and I are sorry to hear of the passing of Dr.Hubby. Many years ago my brother was very sick. Dr. Hubby would come with his trusty nurse to see him as he was bedridden for a long time. He was amazing with my brother and saved his life. After witnessing his compassion for the ill and enjoying his witty humor, my mother decided to use him as her doctor as well. He treated her for many years until he allowed another doctor with more knowledge (he felt) about her illness then he, to take care of mom. Dr Hubby was truly a blessing from above. Our deepest condolences to his daughters that he spoke so highly of, and all your family. He will be sorely missed by many.

Susan Driscoll Wigginton , Savannah, Ga

My family and I are sorry to hear of the passing of Dr.Hubby. Many years ago my brother was very sick. Dr. Hubby would come with his trusty nurse to see him as he was bedridden for a long time. He was amazing with my brother and saved his life. After witnessing his compassion for the ill and enjoying his witty humor, my mother decided to use him as her doctor as well. He treated her for many years until he allowed another doctor with more knowledge (he felt) about her illness then he, to take care of mom. Dr Hubby was truly a blessing from above. Our deepest condolences to his daughters that he spoke so highly of, and all your family. He will be sorely missed by many.

Susan Driscoll Wigginton , Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Marcia Dubreuil — Connecticut

I was sad to learn of Ben's passing today. He did have such a good sense of humor and oh so dedicated to his causes. I admired his persistence in writing his "Book". I will always know him as HubbyDubby. He was a good friend. I hope all pf your fond memories will bring comfort in the days ahead. Your family is in my prayers.

Cynthia Heil, SAVANNAH, GA

Bettina, Bolyn & family I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great guy, eccentric, funny and smart. I enjoyed listening to him and his ideas.

Igna-Maria Carter, Meldrim, GA

I did not have the pleasure of being Dr. Hubby's patient, but I worked with him and he was one of the nicest people I've met. When I was dire straits as a RN at a hospital in Savannah, he was the only doctor who told me, "what they're doing to you is horrible." It upset him that I was being abused and nearly destroyed. He was the only doctor who wanted to help me. Dr. Hubby was wonderful to work with and he had morals and ethics. Right - v- wrong. I will truly miss Dr. Hubby.

Dorothy Williams, Savannah, GA

I am so sorry to learn that this wonderful human being has passed away. I first consulted Dr.Hubby in 1979 when I developed Type I diabetes at the age of 26. I was hospitalized for 4 days while I learned how to give myself insulin injections. After I went home Dr. Hubby gave me his home telephone number and insisted that I call him every morning at 5:30 so that we could discuss my insulin dosage for the day. He did this for several weeks, until I felt confident enough to manage my illness on my own. I don’t know of any other physician who would be concerned enough about a patient to offer assistance like that. I will always remember his care and compassion. What a wonderful man! My condolences to his loved ones.

Susan Wainwright, Savannah, GA

It made me feel so sad to hear that Dr. Hubby had left us. How many doctors can you call out of the blue and have them talk with you, just because you need to hear a familiar, comforting voice? I moved from Savannah in 1990, but missed my doctor, “Gentle Ben”.We talked for a bit and I felt better afterwards. He had that power to go straight to the main concern and address it. I am so happy he enjoyed life-he certainly did all he could to help others do that very thing. He will be missed by so many.

Charlotte Lawson, Statesboro, GA

Barbara, Bettina, and Bolyn, Although it's been a very long time, we are so sorry to hear of your loss of Ben. My family has some very good memories of when we all spent time together and being neighbors at Alhambra. May he rest in peace.

Anne Armstrong Sutton, Savannah,, Ga.

A person of compassion, empathy and action. A thorough professional and good friend to our family when the need was great. Our deepest condolences. Jane and Michael Fleetwood

Jane and Michael Fleetwood, St. Augustine , Fl

I had the pleasure working with Dr. Ben Hubby and his nurse, Pat Brown. Working with Dr Hubby was one of the most memorable employers I had. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Tina Brogdon , Savannah , GA

Candle tribute lit by Tina Brogdon — Georgia

After my father-in-law, Dr. George Straight, passed away in 1980, my family began going to his "next door neighbor on Hall Street." In our case going to the doctor was always an adventure and a lot of laughs. Dr. Hubby was always interested in our family, asking many questions and always full of information and interesting and funny comments on everything. I will always remember him fondly and miss his "take on life." His medical attention was a comfort. My prayers are with all of you.

Angela and Roger Straight, Savannah, GA

I am sorry to hear about the loss of Dr. Hubby. I had the pleasure of working next to I’d office and his staff for 4 years. He would occasionally come in and chat with us at the office. Prayers for his family

Patricia Butnette , Sandersville,

Dr. Hubby was my doctor from 1981, when I moved to Savannah, until he had to close his practice. He always took whatever time was needed to see to your needs. He always had a story to share to try to cheer you. He had the best staff to work with him and were just as dedicated. He was one of a kind in this day in age of "take a number". Bless your memory Dr. Ben.

Arthur Anthony, Savannah, GA

Dr. Hubby was my doctor for many years. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.

Patricia Ann Brisbon, Savannah, GA, GA

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord My Condolences to the family

The Murphy Family, Savannah, Ga

He will be truly missed I served him dinner sometimes at buckingham he was a very special person and very intelligent I will also remember him thank you Vanessa Mitchell

Vanessa Mitchell , Savannah , Ga

He will be truly missed I served him dinner sometimes at buckingham he was a very special person and very intelligent I will also remember him thank you Vanessa Mitchell

Vanessa Mitchell , Savannah , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Barbara E. Oliver — Georgia

Dr. Hubby will always be remembered in our household. He was a caring doctor and friend to our family. He was funny and always had a story to tell. Though he was serious about his medical practice and helping anybody at anytime. He truly was a doctor who practiced to cure and not for the money. He will be missed. Barbara E. Oliver

Barbara E. Oliver and Laura Truell-Valentine, Savannah, GA

My sincere condolences to the family remembering the times I would sit in dr. hubby's office and we would talk about politics and sports and sometime things that I had no idea what it was but I will truly say he will truly be missed my wife my sister-in-law and myself

James Putney , Savannah , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Lisa Luckett — Georgia

Ben was a wonderful doctor and my friend. He helped so many people in his life. We seemed to run into each other a lot at Walmart, in the stationary aisle. The stories are funny and I'll always appreciate his kindness.. What a nice guy. Hold on to your good memories with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lisa Luckett, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Pat brown — Georgia

So very sorry. While I knew Ben had been living at Buckingham, I had no idea Ben was Ill. I will truly miss him being around.

Beverly S Thompson, savannah, GA

My deepest sympathy to Dr. Hubby's family. Ben will be remembered fondly by all. His kindness and generosity were unfailing. Fondly, Carolyn

Carolyn Woods-Usher Oxenrider, Savannah, GA

Thank you so much for the honor of caring for your very special father for almost 4 years. I feel as though we’ve lost a member of our family. Everyone at Buckingham South misses Dr. Hubby very much. He was truly an icon. What an incredible and special man!

Rita Slatus BUCKINGHAM SOUTH, Savannah, Ga

Dear Bettina, Bolyn and family. I am so sorry to hear about Dr. hubby. The last time I spoke to him was after my husband Guerry died. I know he was a wonderful caring friend and Doctor of Guerry's, and will be missed by all his patients and friends. I'm sure he and my husband are together now discussing politics. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Ann Norton, Savannah, Ga

Dr. Hubby became my general practitioner when I was 26 years old and our doctor patient relationship continued until we both retired. He was also my son's and nephew's physician. I remembered when my mother passed he called me to wish my family and I his deepest sympathy. When I returned to his office after my mother's passing he shared with me about the passing of his mother. So to you, Dr. Hubby's Family, I would like to express my deepest sympathy. He was truly one of a kind! S. Harmon Savannah, GA

Sandra L. Harmon, Savannah, GA

To the Family, so sorry for your loss. Hope you will be comforted in knowing that Frank has the prospect of being resurrected, healthy (in the flesh), to Paradise Earth just as Jehovah God has promised. In fact , the vast majority will enjoy everlasting life right here on earth as God had intended from the beginning. God's Kingdom will do this under the rule of Jesus Christ. READ John 5:28, 29, Job 14:14, 15,Psalms 37:29,Matthew 6:9,10, Matthew 5:5 and Revelation 21:2-4 Go To: JW.ORG

DW, Spring, Texas

He was our family physician for a while and was truly one of a kind! Our hearts go out to the family and friends that are grieving, he was thought of over the years with fondness and appreciation and will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Tracy and Lori McIntyre, Spruce Pine , NC

Candle tribute lit by Dr. Chris Kreide — Georgia

Dr. Hubby was my general practitioner for several years until he retired. He was truly dedicated to his profession and excelled at attention to detail. I also considered him a friend. He will be missed. I'm sorry for your loss.

Dr. Chris Kreide, Pooler, Georgia

I was shocked and saddened to see his death notice. I knew him as a dedicated general practitioner who cared not only for his patients but for the downtrodden in this world. I was an acquaintance who recommended him on several occasions. The world needs more like him. May he rest in peace.

Beth Kinstler , Savannah , Georgia


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