Exeter/Appalachia, VA – Margaret Hellen Clark Hopkins, 95, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family May 9, 2017. Hellen was the eldest daughter of the late E. P. Clark and Myrtle Snader Clark. She was born on January 11, 1922 in Linden, VA. She was a loving wife, wonderful mother, special grandmother, great-grandmother, a loyal sister and friend. She made family time important by preparing wonderful meals, spending time with her family and making special quilts for all. As a young lady working during World War II, her favorite work experience was at the ammunition plant in Bristol, VA. During her lifetime she worked at the Virginia Bakery, Lester’s Market and Cas Walker’s.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Lacy Clyde (Monk) Hopkins, August 20, 2006. She was preceded in death by four sisters; Patricia Clark, Mary Clark Delph, Nancy Clark Diets and Agnes Clark Grubb; brothers, John Clark, Bert Clark and Harold Clark.
Hellen is survived by her loving daughters and caregivers Anita Fisher (Mitchell/deceased), Appalachia, VA, Sue Smith and husband, Chris of Duffield, VA; grandchildren, Brandon Fisher (Lisa), Columbia, TN, Justin Fisher (Barb), Lexington, KY, Dustin Smith, Duffield, VA, Leslie Smith Robinson (Mike), Dandridge, TN, Angie Smith Edwards (Randy), Hiltons, VA; great-grandchildren; Brent Smith, Atlanta, GA, Brady Fisher & Blake Fisher, Columbia, TN, Kristen Brooks, Hiltons, VA; great-great-granddaughter, Abby Brooks, Hiltons, VA; brothers, Joe Clark (Betty), Dryden, VA, Henry Clark (Linda), Big Stone Gap, VA and Frank Clark (Sarah), Big Stone Gap, VA; sister-in-law, June Hopkins Delp; special niece, Crystal Michelle Clark Norton whom Hellen named when she was born, that visited and spent many hours with Hellen during her declining health; special friend and neighbor, Charlee S. Johnson; special caregiver, Nikki Owens; special nurse, Andy White and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, VA. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 P.M. with Garrett Lee, officiating. Burial will be at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. Pallbearers will be Brandon Fisher, Justin Fisher, Dustin Smith, Steven Clark, Stetson Norton and Blake Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be Brent Smith, Brady Fisher and Blake Fisher.
Gilliam Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Margaret Hellen Clark Hopkins.
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