Martha Laurene Hopkins

Staff Written Obituaries

Martha Laurene Hopkins, 97 of Griffin, formerly of Athens, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019 in Griffin where she lived with her son and daughter-in-law for the past eight years.

Born July 12, 1921 in Jefferson to Roxie Potter and George Sanford Potter, she married L. G. Hopkins Jr. on December 20, 1941. She worked at Puritan Cordage Mills retiring after 38 years. Mrs. Hopkins was a lifelong faithful member of Edwards Chapel Baptist Church and later attended First Baptist Church in Griffin.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, L.G. Hopkins Jr.; a son, Wayne Rendell Hopkins and a daughter, Martha Ann Hopkins.

Survivors include son, Ronnie Hopkins (Ann) of Griffin; grandchildren, Laura Weaver (Scott) of Macon, David Hopkins (Jen) of Griffin, Leigh Burns (Andrew) of Buford and Beth Courtney (John) of Albany; great grandchildren, LauraBeth Burns, Ben Morris, Breanna Hopkins, Mary Grace Morris, Mathew Hopkins, Anna Morris, Harley Courtney, Sophia Weaver, Sadie Courtney, Kai Weaver and Cruise Courtney; siblings, Mary Alice Cheatham of Athens  and Margie Nell Ward of Rutledge; and many other family and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 9 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Bernstein  Funeral Home. Interment was at Bogart Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 12:30 – 2 p.m. prior to the service.

Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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