Evin Hopson

Evin Hopson


Rev-Evin-Hopson-6-2-16Rev. Evin Hopson

June 1, 2016

Date of Service: June 5, 2016

Interment Location: Dogwood Section


Rev. Evin Hopson, age 90, of Elizabethton, TN went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from his residence. A native of Avery County, NC he was a son of the late Linney and Della Grindstaff Hopson. He was a minister and a member of Zion Baptist Church. He had been a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church most of his life. Mr. Hopson enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking, preaching the gospel and spending time with his great-great-granddaughter, Adlynn.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-eight years, Hildred McKinney Hopson; a daughter, Elayna Townsend and several sisters and brothers. Those left to cherish his memory include six children, Danny Hopson and wife Betty, Newland, NC; Gail Hughes and husband Danny, Elizabethton; Vickie Hughes and husband Delbert, Newland, NC; Cathy Sargent and husband Wes, Elizabethton; Lorana Greene and husband Steve, Roan Mountain and D. L. Hopson and wife Tammy, Elizabethton; a brother, Ham Hopson and two sisters, Molly Sluder and Josie Hughes, all of Newland, NC. Sixteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren also survive.

A service to honor the life of Rev. Evin Hopson will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Alan King and Pastor Allen Laws officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Church Choir. The family will receive friends at the Church from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Saturday prior to the service or at the residence at other times.

Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, June 5, 2016 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Danny Hopson, D. L. Hopson, Randy Guinn, Wes Sargent, Jody Presnell and Randy Daniels. Everyone will meet at Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services at 1:15 P.M. on Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Zion Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1982 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643.

Happy Valley Memorial Park