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Hughie Clifton Hopkins Hughie Clifton Hopkins, 89, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at the VA Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. He was born on December 11, 1926, in Laurel County, Ky., the son of the late Willie and Myrtle Wyatt Hopkins. He was united in marriage to Shirley Miracle Hopkins, who survives of Lily. He is also survived by two children, Jerry Hopkins of Lily and Sandra Amburgey and husband, Bob, of London; a sister, Alma Felts of Corbin; a brother, Hilbert Hopkins of London; a special uncle, Keith Wyatt, of London; two grandchildren, Johnathan Amburgey and wife, Renee, and Jeffery Amburgey and wife, Shantel; six great-grandchildren, Hannah, Haley, McKenna and Kylee Amburgey, Kara Mason, and Harlee Parker, plus a host of other friend and relatives to mourn his passing. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by five brothers, Randall, Lawrence, Delbert, Casper and Maurice Hopkins and a great-grandson, John Kyson. He was a farmer and machinist, a World War II United States Army veteran and a member of the Laurel River United Baptist Church for over 50 years. Funeral service for Hughie Clifton Hopkins was conducted at 11 a.m.  Saturday, Jan. 16, in the Bowling Funeral Home Chapel with Dale Wyatt, Terry Amburgey and Adam Hooker officiating. Burial followed in the Hopkins Cemetery at Lily. Pallbearers were Larry Wyatt, Jared Kennedy, Billy Hopkins, J.D. Kennedy, Johnathan Amburgey, Jeffery Amburgey, and Keaton Kennedy. Honorary pallbearers were Floyd Gray, Jimmy Hopkins, Gerald Felts, Johnny Hopkins, and Delbert Miracle. The family of Hughie Clifton Hopkins received friends at Bowling Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15. Military honors were onducted by the local DAV. The family suggests donations be made to the local DAV or the American Heart Association in his honor.
Published on  January 19, 2016
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