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James E. Hopkins

June 10, 1927 ~ June 6, 2018 (age 90)

James E. Hopkins, 90

James E. Hopkins, 90 of Wallace, Idaho formerly of West Portsmouth, died Wednesday June 6, 2018 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. He was born June 10, 1927 in Kingston to the late Orin Lindell Hopkins and Irma Rosalind Plummer Campbell. James was a WWII US Navy Veteran and was a retired printer for McCalls Printing.

James was preceded in death by 3 wives; Louise Loretta McCabe, Joyce Elaine Cornett, and Evelyn Kenyon Wallace, a daughter, Mary Louise (Ralph who survives) Perkins, 2 sisters; Betty Boren, Phyllis Shepherd and 3 brothers; Keith, Robert, and Clarence Hopkins.

Jim (Hoppy) Hopkins was an avid outdoorsman who loved to travel, and his life touched a large number of extended family, step-family, in-laws, and close friends from Southern Ohio to Idaho’s Silver Valley.  His story-telling, wisdom, and keen intelligence, will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by 4 daughters; Judith Ann Cruea of Athens, TN, Rebecca Thelma Hopkins Ditmer of Athens, TN, Janel Eloyce Pierson of New Durham, NH, and Joann Evonne Kern of Kittery Point, ME, a brother; David Campbell of Lyons, GA, a sister; Penelope Mavridoglou of Cincinnati, OH, 13 grandchildren, 21 great grand children, and 2 great-great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.   

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth.  Condolences may be sent to


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