The late Hobert Peters, a retired bus driver, served as a chauffeur for Lt. Gen. George S. Patton during World War II.
Peters, from Stoney Creek, died on July 26, 2005, while living at Life Care Center of Elizabethton. He was 94 years old at the time of his death. According to a 2005 obituary published in the Elizabethton STAR, Peters was a native of Carter County and a son of the late William and Ida Buckles Peters. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Elizabeth Rash, Mae Peters, Catherine Berry and Millie Smith.
Eight months before his death, Peters was decorated for his time in the service. During a special ceremony at Life Care Center, Sara Sellers, who was the commissioner for the American battle Monuments Commission, her husband Mike and others awarded Peters several medals for his time in the Army.