In Memoriam
Little Eddie Hopson, son of E.C. and A.B. Hopson, died very suddenly of croup May 24, 1886. The deceased was born Feb. 17, 1883, and was a little over three year's of age. He was an exceptionally bright child and was the pride and darling of his doting parents. His young life was ended and his spirit returned to its Maker.
"Weep not mother your child has gone
From a world of sorrow
The bud was ripped before its dawn
Into a blooming flower.
Yet though his little form now rests,
Beneath the silent sod,
His spirit blooms among the blest
in paradise with God."
Hopkinsville New Era June 1886


April 1926
Princeton, Ky
The following death account of the passing of a well known former Princetonian, appeared in Jackson's Hole Courier, of Jackson, Teton county, Wyoming, under date of April 8, 1926:
Edwin Lewis Hopson of Kelly, died at St. John's hospital, Saturday, April 3. He was born at Princeton, caldwell county, Kentucky, Oct 11, 1857, and was married in 1850 to Lillie Birch Stone.
Mrs. Hopson died in 1882, leaving an infant son, Birch Henry, now residing in the valley. Following the death of his wife, Mr. Hopson came west, spending the eighties in Nevada and Oregon. In 1890, he moved to Pocatello, Idaho. While living in Pocatello, he made several visits to Jackson, the first in 1903. In 1913, he homesteaded on the grovont River below Kelly, and since that time has been a permanent resident of the valley. Mr. Hopson was stricken with paralysis march 27, at Kelly, Wyoming, and was taken to St. John's Hospital at Jackson, where he died one week later. He was a worthy citizen and a true type of Southern gentleman. Funeral services were conducted Sunday from St. John's Church of Jackson, Rev. Perry H. Smith from St. John's Church of Jackson, Rev. Perry H. Smith officiating. Interment was mad ein the local cemetery. Mr. Hopson was born and reared east of Princeton, and is fondly remembered by a large number of Princeton boyhood friends. Mr. Mack Hopson, of Cerulean, is a brother of the deceased.


, widow of the late Joe Hoy HOPSON, died Wednesday morning about 9 o'clock, December 29 at her home on West Main street.

She had been in failing health for a number of years and her illness became critical about three weeks ago.

Mrs Hopson was the daughters of William T RAWLINGS and Ellen BAILEY RAWLINGS and was born July 17, 1871 at the Old Rawlings homestead in Christian County near Pembroke.

Mrs Hopson fathers death occured when she was quite young and she and her widowed mother moved to Cadiz and took up their residence. Most of her life was spent in the city. In Jun 1898 she married Joe Hoy HOPSON, a scion of the prominent Hopson family and successful business man who at that time was residing at the Hopson homestead on the old plantation located near Canton. Later they moved to Cadiz and lived here until death claimed them both. A member of a family long associated in social and civic affairs in Western Kentucky, Mrs Hopson when quite young placed her membership in the Cadiz Baptist Church and one can have no doubt that from that day to her last day she put her church and her home absolutely second on to her perfect allegiance to God. Religon of a truth was her element, she lived in it and could not live without it. It purified and fortified every quality in her. Because of this she always was kind and tendered hearted, she saw the goodness of people and the beauty of things. She dearly loved beauty more, possibly than most people. This quality found outward expression during her early years in the art of painting. While attending the academy of Art at Cincinnati she made good progress in that field and might have gone far with it. No man or woman can really be strong, gentle, pure and good without the world being better for it. Such were the attributes Mrs Hopson possessed and which made heaven a sure heritage for her.
Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at Mrs Hopsons residence with Rev. J.H. Maddox of Metropolis, Il. officiating. Burial was made in the east End Cemetery.

Pall bearers were Dr. W.G. Morgan, Mt Sterling Ky; Porter Piercey, J.A. Tuggle, W.C. White, Howell Hopson and Shelby Street.
Among the out of city people attending the funeral were Mr and, Mrs W.H. Wyatt Elkton, Ky; Mr and Mrs John J Wright, Neil Gober, Mrs M.I. Craft, Mrs Bob Trogdon, Springfield, Tn; Mr and Mrs Elliott Rives, Pembroke; R.Y. Pendleton, Mrs R.M. Denny, Mrs R.B. Armstead and Mrs Charles Johnson all of Pembroke, Ky. Surviving Mrs Hopson are her three daughters, Mrs John F. White, Cadiz; Mrs Hubert Donaldson, Fayettesville, N.C.: and Mrs Elliott Rives, Pembroke, Two sons, John R Hopson, Cadiz postmaster, and J.H. Hopson, Springfield. There also survive Pvt Ben T. Shite II. Frances White, John Hopson, Joe Hoy Hopson, Jr., Ellen William, Elliot T and Tom Rives all grandchildren of the deceased. died Dec 29, 1943 - Cadiz Record Jan 1944


Mrs. Georgia Alexander Hopson, wife of Mack Hopson, died suddently at 6 a.m. today at her home in Cadiz.

Mrs. Hopson was the only daughter of J.B. Alexander and the late Effie Lawrence Alexander. She was born Dec 15, 1895, and she and Mr Hopson were married in 1921.

She had been in frail health for a number of years. She is survived by her husband and father. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at he home. The Rev. T.C. Morrison, pastor of the Cadiz Methodist church will officiate. Hopkinsville 1946


At her home near Canton on the 11th instant, MRS. JENNIE HOPSON, wife of W.J. HOPSON , died.

Mr. Hopson was absent when his wife was taken ill, and did not return until after her death.  Mrs. Hopson was a most estimable lady, and her death has cast a shadow of sadness over the entire community. She had a daughter at Bethel Female College, who arrived home too late to see her mother alive.

Hopkinsville New Era - November 1886 Canton


Former Canton Man Dies in Asheville

John S. Hopson, 59, former native of Canton, passed away recently at his home in Asheville,N.C. as a result of a heart attack.

He was the son of the late W.J. HOPSON and Lizzie STEELE HOPSON and was born and raised to early manhood in Canton.

Mr Hopson attended the Major Farrell school in Hopkinsville and received his business education in Louisville and then moved to Asheville about 40 years ago to become associated with the firm of Hayes and Hopson a prominent auto accessories business in Asheville.
He was secretary-treasurer of the firm.

Funeral services were held in Asheville and burial was made at the same place.

Surviving are his wife, a half-brother, Howell Hopson, of Canton and a half-sister Mrs Robert Anderson and his step mother, Mrs Eula D. Hopson of Wilmington, N.C. The deceased was a brother of the beloved Trigg physician Dr. Lacy Hopson who preceded him to the grave.Cadiz Record - Mar 02 1944


December 30, 1926
Cadiz Record
Dr. Lacy Hopson, Cadiz, died in a hospital in Nashville at 6 o'clock this morning after an operation. H had been ill about a week. The body was brought to Hopkinsville tonight and will be taken to Cadiz where burial will be tomorrow. Definite funeral arrangements have not been completed. Dr. Hopson is survived by his wife, three children, two brothers and one sister. He is a brother in law of George Crenshaw of this city.
Dr. J. Lacy Hopson Claimed By Death
End Comes To Prominent Cadiz Physician At Nashville Hospital
Was 43 Years Of Age And For Twenty Years Had Successfully Practiced His Profession
Dr. J. Lacy Hopson, one of the most prominent physicians of Trigg county and Western Kentucky, died at a hospital in Nashville early in the morning of December 30th.
Dr. Hopson had not enjoyed the best of health for some time. For something like ten days he was confined to his home in this city and following the advice of attending physicians, went to the hospital in Nashville on December 22nd. A heart affection, couples with other complications, was his trouble. Specialists at Nashville failed to bring relief and the end came peacefully on the morning of the 30th. Mrs. Hopson had been with him during his stay in Nashville.
Dr. Hopson was a native of Trigg county and was born near Canton on the 6th of December 1883. He was the eldest son of the late William J. Hopson, in his day one of the foremost citizens and most prominent farmers of that section. The mother, who died when Dr. Hopson was quite small, was Miss Lizzie Steele, of near Gracey.
As a youth Dr. Hopson attended the local schools of his community, and later was in school for some time in Hopkinsville. He attended Bethel College, Russellville for several terms, and as he approached young manhood entered medical college in Louisville, and graduated in 1907.
He located in Cadiz for the practice of his profession soon after graduating and for twenty years had successfully practiced medicine among the people of Trigg and adjoining counties.
He was soon recognized as splendidly equipped for his life work, and few physicians in the history of the county ever enjoyed so large a practice as he. By close application he kept abreast with the modern though in medicine, and had for years been recognized as a most capable physician. He was considerate and kind, and possessed a tenderness in the sick room and a devotion to his patients that few men had and for a number of years had all the practice he could attend to.
On November 22, 1922, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary White, daughter of the late W. C. White. Four children blessed that union. One died in infancy and the living children are Elizabeth, Lacy and Mary. The devoted wife also survives him.
Dr. Hopson is also survived by one brother, Mr. John S. Hopson of Asheville and a half brother, Howell Hopson of near Canton and a half sister Mrs. Robert H. Anderson, of N.C.
Dr. Hopson had been a member of the City Council of Cadiz for a number of terms, being elected for another term at the November election 1925.
Few men in all Trigg county enjoyed a more charming personality than Dr. Hopson, handsome and attractive, he was the possessed of an easy manner and grace of hearing that appealed to all, and in his daily life and in his chosen profession took high - and was held in the highest esteem by all.
Probably no man in all Trigg county will be more universally and --- missed than Dr. Lacy Hopson. His remains were brought back to Cadiz from Nashville on Friday were consigned to their last resting place in East End Cemetery. Funeral service was held at the home conducted by Dr. W. E. Mitchell, of the Baptist church.
One of the largest crowds ever seen at a funeral in Cadiz was present to pay a last tribute to an honored citizen. The pallbearers were: John R. Vinson, John C. Thompson, John T. King, Plomer A. Blane, Julian Roberts, Jesse C. Gordon, Porter Piercy and Will H. Rawls.
Some of those here from a distance to attend the funeral and burial were the brother, John S. Hopson, of Asheville, a cousin, and Felix K. Grasty of Nashville; Drs. Preston Thomas, Gant Gaither, Manning Brown, Austin Bell and Will Gary, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Crenshaw, Mr. and Mrs. D an Owsley, Mrs. Lela Long and M. L. Watkins of Hopkinsville.


Funeral Services Held Sunday For Roy B Hopson

Roy B HOPSON an outstanding man, an exceedingly popular member of one of this county's oldest and most outstanding families, passed away to rest after a mortal illness last Saturday at the Jennie Stuart Hospital in Hopkinsville.

He had been removed there from his home in Cerulean several days ago after a sudden illness which occurred Sunday May 21st.

The son of the late M.F. and Lucy GRAY HOPSON, he was born May 17, 1900 in Trigg County.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and of the Methodist Church in his beloved home town, Cerulean. To both of these institutions he gave his interested devotion. A fine business man and successful farmer, he had, other than his large land ownership in Trigg, a farm located near Masonville, in Christian county.

Besides his wife, Mrs Margie Ladd Hopson, Cerulean, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs Smith Broadbent, Cerulean; Mrs Jeff Mitchell, Cadiz and three brothers, Arch L Hopson, Hopkinsville; Mack M Hopson, Cadiz, and Lee C Hopson, Cerulean. Nieces and Nephews surviving include Mrs Jesse Keith, Hopkinsville; Mrs Thomas Baker, Cerulean; Mrs W.E. Wayland, Hopkinsville; Miss Mildred Hopson, Washington, D.C.; Mrs Marguerite Bogard, Clarksville; Miss Virginia Ann Hopson, Clarksville; Price Hopson, Clarksville; S/Sgt Elmer Hopson, Ft Bliss, Texas, Malcolm T. Hopson, U.S.N.; Smith Broadbent, Jr; Cerulean; Howard and Kenneth Hopson, Cerulean; Pvt Arch L Hopson, Spokane, Wash; and Mrs Elias Futrell Cadiz. The two daughters of his brother, the late Furman Hopson are Mrs John Ladd of Julian and Miss Francis Hopson, Cleveland, Ohio. A sister, Ida Hopson died in 1904.

Funeral services were held at his home in cerulean at four o'clock p.m. with a huge number of friends from adjoining counties of Caldwell, Lyon, Christian and Trigg present. Reverend J.A. Vire, his pastor,
consummating the funeral rites with the Rev. L.E. Martin of the Second Baptist church in Hopkinsville, and a family friend, delivering the invocation. Rev. Martin and Mrs Martin sang several hymns, favorites of the deceased. Interment was at the cemetery in Cerulean.

Pallbearers were Price Hopson, Kenneth Hopson, Smith D B
roadbent, Jr; J.E. Keyes, Carlton warren, Fort Knox, Ky. In charge of the arrangements of flowers were: Mrs Thomas Baker, Mrs William Wayland, Mrs Jesse Keith, Mrs Howard Hopson, Mrs Kenneth Hopson, Mrs John Ladd, Mrs Elias Futrell and Miss Virginia Hopson.
Cadiz Record May 1944

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