Mr. Ichmel "Newell" Hopkins

  • Born: May 23, 1930
  • Died: November 4, 2019
  • Location: Murray, Kentucky

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

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Message From The Family

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Mr. Ichmel "Newell" Hopkins, age 89, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.
Mr. Hopkins was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on May 23, 1930 to the late Andrew Carl Hopkins and Eva Lee (Turner) Hopkins. Mr. Hopkins worked at Tappan Manufacturing in Murray and later retired from Murray State University. He was a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hopkins was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy David Hopkins; three sisters, Daisy Darnell, Eva Lamb, and Treva Sykes; two brothers, Buel Hopkins, and Edison Hopkins.
Mr. Hopkins is survived by his wife, Gracie Hopkins of Murray, Kentucky, to whom he married on October 9, 1948; two sons, Newell Wayne Hopkins and wife Cynthia of Paducah, Kentucky, and Roger Phillip Hopkins and wife Leisa of Murray, Kentucky; as well as three grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with John Dale, Steven Hunter, and Rev. Sammy Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Humane Society of Calloway County, PO Box 764, Murray, Kentucky 42071 or to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Ste. 401, Louisville, Kentucky 40205-3284.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Uncle Newell I am saddened to learn of your passing. I always wanted to meet you and Gracie, sadly I never got the chance. I am glad I got to know you through telephone conversations and it made my mother so happy to talk with you and Gracie, before she passed away. I know you are with your siblings, your parents and my mother.... I wish you the best family reunion ever!! Love Donna ((your great niece)

Posted by Donna Miller - Phoenix, AZ - Family   December 29, 2019


Roger & Leisa , I Cherish Only Good Memories of Mr. Newell . Prayers of Comfort & Peace to you & the family as His Journey on Earth ends to make Heaven His Home ! We'll Meet Again Someday My Friend ... Terry .

Posted by Terry Hopkins - Dexter, KY - Friend   November 07, 2019

He was a true Genuine man.he was a good man.i remember when I was a kid he would give me a dollar everytime I would come see them.he was my Grandpa,and always will be.i love him and will miss him. We lost a good man down here but gained a good one in heaven. Till i see you again I love and miss you grandpa

Posted by Dustin Hopkins - Pensacola, FL - Grandchild   November 07, 2019


Dear Roger.Wayne and family, was so sorry to hear of your fathers passing..I remember we all kinda grew up together on Dodson and 18th St. we rode bikes and had a lot of fun. Its so hard to lose mom and dad ,My mom and dad Charles and Dean Stephenson have been gone along time and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about them. I pray that God will hold you close and comfort you the way only He can. I love the 14 th chapter of John where Jesus makes us a promise that we have a home not built with hands and that where He is we will be there too.You all take care .Terie Stephenson Burkeen-Frederick

Posted by Terie Burkeen-Frederick - Murray, KY - Family Friend   November 06, 2019

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