James Ray Hopkins
Funeral services for James Ray Hopkins will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Belcher officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Hopkins, 79, of Meridian passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at his son's home in Birmingham surrounded by family.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for over 50 years. He retired from Lauderdale County Department of Human Services where he served as a social worker helping foster and abused children in addition to serving others seeking guidance. He enjoyed reading, watching old western movies, and family activities especially those with the grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years Judy Hopkins; children, Wendy Stroud (James) and Kevin Hopkins (Keri); grandchildren, Meagan Spangler, Taylor Welch (Ethan), Kevin Hopkins Jr. and Kristen Hopkins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Bernice Hopkins.
Pallbearers will be Donald Vance, Max Vance, Al Seal, Mark Schroeder, Billy Rogers, Lawrence Hunter, Willie Hudnell and Kevin Hopkins Jr.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at robertbarhmaffh.com.
Visitation will be held Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m.
Published on September 23, 2019

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