Elmer F. Hopper
Elmer F. Hopper, 65, Route 6, died at 10:15 Thursday at his home. He was a former employee
of Mt. Vernon Car Shops, Sinclair Refinery and Sturdibilt, and for the past several years was
employed with Brehm Oil Company.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Sunday at the Hughey Funeral Home, with the Rev.
Morrison Bundy officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 pm Saturday.
Mr. Hopper was born Feb. 16, 1917, in Jefferson County, the son of John C. and Minnie (Pigg) Hopper.
On May 8, 1941, in Mt. Vernon, he married Pauline Phillips, who survives.
Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Wilma Sursa, Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Alma Wyatt, Ewing;
two brothers-in-law, Gene Sursa, Mt. Vernon, and the Rev. Lestel Wyatt, Ewing; and several nieces
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
Mr. Hopper was a Veteran of World War II, serving with the 62nd Coast Artillery, Searchlight Division
in England, North Africa, Italy and Sicily. He was a member of the Northside Church of God, where
he served as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher for many years, and was a board member and
organizer of the Rend Lake Evangelistic Association.
Submitted by; Ken Richardson