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Eloise “Bunny” Buntin Hovater

By  | June 19, 2022 | Filed under: Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Obituaries

Eloise “Bunny” Buntin Hovater died on June 18, 2022. A native of Dothan, Alabama, she lived in Huntsville since 1962. She attended Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia and was a graduate of the University of Alabama. She received a BS in Education and taught hearing-impaired children in the Huntsville City Schools. A lifelong Presbyterian, she served as a teacher, an Elder and Clerk of the Session.

Social and civic activities included the Tri Delta Alumna, Huntsville Study Circle, the Athena Book Club, the Junior League, and the Grace Club Auxiliary. She served on boards for the Voluntary Action Center, LIFT Housing, Presbyterian Apartments, IMS, Huntsville Pilgrimage, and Childcare Management Agency.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Kimball “Kim” of 62 years, and survived by three children, Eleanor “Ellie” Hovater, Eugenia “Genie” Hovater Cross and her husband, Thomas Hudson Cross III, and Arthur Kimball Hovater, Jr. and his wife, Sally Smith Hovater; seven grandchildren, Neely Hooper Minor (Will), Holly Hooper, Reynolds Cross, Hudson Cross, Will Hovater (Carly), Jack Hovater, Annie Hovater; and two great-grandchildren, Liam Minor and Hadley Hovater

A private graveside service will be held.

Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) or the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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