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Mr. Ichmel "Newell" Hopkins

Obituary for Mr. Ichmel "Newell" Hopkins

May 23, 1930 - November 4, 2019
Murray, Kentucky | Age 89


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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  • Alzheimer's Association
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    Louisville, KY 40205
  • Humane Society of Calloway County
    PO Box 764
    Murray, KY 42071

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