VERNON RICHARD HOPKINS
Carthage: Vernon Richard Hopkins, Jr., 64,
of Carthage, formerly of Bureau County, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at
Lamport Funeral Home in Carthage, with Elder Orvel B. Prior, assisted by
Elder Robert Webb, officiating. Burial will be in Moss Ridge Cemetery,
Carthage, with Elder James Harris, A. J. Hylton, Orvel B. Prior and Robert
Webb, officiating. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday.
A memorial has been established.
He was born May 2, 1924 in Bureau County to
Vern H. and Erma V. Hoak Hopkins. He married Ruby (sic Betty) D. King
of Carthage on July 20, 1943, at Kohoka, Mo. He was a co-member of the
Smyrna Baptist Church in Bentley where is was an elder.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter,
Mrs. David L. (Lois) Metternick of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, one son, Arlyn
R. Hopkins of Carthage, one brother, Donald E. Hopkins of
Wichita, Kansas, two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Helen) Curtis and Mrs.
Charles (Ruth) Miller, both of Carthage, eight grandchildren and on
He was preceded by his parents and one daughter.
(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls,
Whiteside County, Illinois, December 1, 1988, Friday, pg A2, col. 6,
submitted by Melva L. Taylor)