Frank Thomas Hopkins, Jr.

Born: Sun., Dec. 7, 1924
Died: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 02, 2017
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Nov. 02, 2017
Location: McCommons Chapel

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Frank Thomas Hopkins, Jr. 

Frank Thomas Hopkins, Jr. passed away Tuesday October 31, 2017 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro. He was 92. Frank was born December 7, 1924 to the late Mary Ann Brown Hopkins and Frank Thomas Hopkins, Sr. He was born in Washington, GA and lived there until he was eleven and then his family moved to Greene County. After serving in the Army, Frank returned to Greene County and graduated from Union Point High School in 1946 and also graduated from business school through the Veterans Administration. On May 20, 1960 he married the former Clara Payne and they made their permanent home in Greensboro. For forty-three years he was a supervisor at Mary Leila Cotton Mill and also worked for the City of Greensboro Housing Authority for thirty years. After spending most of his working career at two jobs he retired in 1990. Much of his spare time was spent planting the garden and plowing his mules.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Union Point, GA.

Along with his wife of fifty-seven years, Clara Payne Hopkins of Greensboro, GA; Frank is survived by two daughters, Marie Hopkins Lindsey of Greensboro, GA and Paige Hopkins Mitchell of Athens, GA; four grandchildren, Josh Lindsey, Jay Lindsey (Rene), Kim Lindsey and Jake Pintar; seven great grandchildren, Dylan Ellis, Taylor Lindsey, Lindsey Ellis, Colton Lindsey, Lauren Lindsey, John Bentley Lindsey and Gradon Lindsey; brother, Roger Hopkins (Eloise); and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Kathryn Hopkins Arthur, Frances Hopkins Cato Cantrell, Margaret Hopkins Lundy, and Edward Hopkins.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Marc Lhowe officiating. The pallbearers will be Jay Lindsey, Josh Lindsey, Taylor Lindsey, Dylan Ellis, Acee McWhorter and Wayne Lindsey.  Interment will follow at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Union Point, GA. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday before the service at McCommons Funeral Home in Greensboro, GA. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Ruby Nell Chester
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
I lost my husband almost four years ago.
what gives me comfort, is knowing that he is not suffering any more. Another comforting thought is that he is just sleeping waiting on the resurrection. This is brought out at Acts 24:15.

Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
All of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
My God wrap His loving arms each of you, giving comfort, peace and love.

Terry & Elaine Cantrell

Lucy Wilson Rogers
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
I was saddened to learn of Frank's death. I have such fond memories of Frank from my childhood. Please know that the entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Debra Tumlin
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by The Tumlin Family.

Praying for peace for everyone. The Tumlin Family

Deborah Wilson
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017


Thinking of and Praying for the Family

Melanie Finney
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Always looked forward to the fresh tomatoes he would bring to the office each summer! He will be greatly missed!

René Henderson
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
I’m so sorry, Clara. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Leonard,Edith and Pam
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
I'm always at a loss for words at a time like this. Just want you all to know that we are sorry for your loss and that we are unable to be there.

Lynn Bryan Kitchens
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
So sorry to hear about Mr. Frank. He was a good man and loved by many. Best tomato grower around. Love and prayers from our family.

Kathy Waldroup
   Posted Thu November 02, 2017

Raymond Webb
   Posted Thu November 02, 2017
Paige , Marie and Family. I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Frank. My Daddy thought Alot of Your Daddy. And to Paige I think about you and My Other Classmates Often. Just know that I am here if you need me. Raymond R. Webb

Kay Ellenberg McClendon
   Posted Sat November 04, 2017
On behalf of the Ellenbergs, especially my father, we are so sorry to hear about Mr. Hopkins' passing. Daddy loved going to see him and getting some vegetables to bring home to us. He would cook up a good mess a peas or a bunch of corn from Mr. Hopkins. I know you will all miss him very much. Our sympathies and prayers are with you.