Ester "Britt" Hopkins(1923 - 2013)

Ester "Britt" Hopkins, age 89, of Front Royal, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2013, at Evergreen Health and Rehab in Winchester.

A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Britt was born on September 19, 1923 in Pikeville, KY, a son of the late William John and Naomi Elizabeth Sweeney Hopkins. He was a painter and Baptist by faith. He enjoyed fishing. He served in the Army during WWII.

Mr. Hopkins is survived by his son, Amos Damron and wife Tina of Stephens City; his daughters, Sandra Lillard and husband Billy of Oakton and Kathy Hawkins and husband Jesse of Front Royal; his nine grandchildren and his fourteen great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hopkins was preceded in death by his wife, Myrna Vivian Blair Hopkins in 1996; and his two brothers and his six sisters.

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 11, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jesse Hawkins, Billy Lillard, III, Sean Lillard, Jason Lillard, Nick Damron, Paul Hicks, Ronnie Thompson and Josh Burrows.

Personal condolences may be offered to the family online at www.turnerrobertshaw.com

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2013