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Rites are held for George Hooper Sr.




George Hooper Sr., 84, died June 30 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.

A son of the late Joseph and Bessie Roach Hooper, he was born in Osaka, Va. He was the stepfather of the late Sherman Payne.

He enjoyed camping and hunting.

Surviving are four sons, George Hooper Jr. of Partridge, Joe Hooper of Martinsville, Va., Paul Hooper of Whitesburg, and Ben Hooper of Inman, Va.; four daughters, Carolyn Smith of Commiskey, Ind., Bess Burgstrom of Marysville, Ind., Rena Clifton of Whitesburg, and Betty Stidham of Wise, Va.; 18 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held July 3 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.


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