Celia Hopson died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Shady Lawn Nursing Center in Cadiz. Mrs. Hopson was a retired educator that had taught at the Trigg County School system. She also founded and taught the first kindergarten in Trigg County that was held at the Cadiz United Methodist Church.
She shared in the management of the Forest Dale Farm and Hopson Family Farm, located in Canton. Celia was a member of the Cadiz Christian Church, where she was one of the first women to serve as a deacon. She served on the Christian Women’s Fellowship group at the Church, was a member of the Cadiz Women’s Club, DAR, Trigg County Gardener’s Club, and was one of the founding board members of the John L. Street Library in Cadiz.
Celia Hopson was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-nine years, Winthrop H. Hopson, II. ; her father Bacon Rochester Moore, II.; her mother Eula Conley Moore; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law W.J. and Mary Nell Hopson.
She is survived by her brother, Dr. Bacon Moore (and wife Paula) of Harrodsburg; sister Nan Oldham of Washington, DC; one son, Winthrop Howell Hopson, III (and wife Geneva Parris) of Cadiz; two grandchildren, Eli Hopson (and wife Sarah Preis) of Washington, DC and Shawn Perry of Cadiz; and three great-grandchildren, Belinda Perry, Alexander Perry and Isaac Preis Hopson.
Serving as active pallbearers were Eli Hopson, Shawn Perry, Mike Davis, Craig Stallons, Tom Restersdorf and Paul Moore. Honorary pallbearers were Rebecca Boggess, Cleland White, Stan White and Judy Davis. Music was provided by Roc and Mona Moore, vocalists, and Laura Grigson, pianist.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Cadiz Christian Church, P.O. Box 1960, Cadiz, KY 42211 or the Randolph-Macon College, P.O. Box 5005, Ashland, VA 23005-5505.