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Ruth Cloninger Hopkins

October 17, 1935 — August 5, 2022

Ruth Cloninger Hopkins

Ruth Cloninger Hopkins, 86, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022 at Moses Cone Hospital after suffering a heart attack at home earlier that day.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greensboro.

Ruth was born in Gaston  County to the late Oscar Deaton Cloninger, Sr and Gertrude Best Cloninger. She left her job as an RN in Reidsville to work alongside her husband on their tobacco farm from 1956-2016. She was a Godly woman who taught her children and grandchildren the meaning of hard work and to always keep God close.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years David Rufus Hopkins, Jr.; siblings Dean, Floyd, Top, Ray, Fred, Mary, Frances and Grady.

Survivors include her daughter Amelia ”Millie” Mayhew and husband, David; sons Jefferson Todd Hopkins and wife, Mary Ann and David Hopkins, III; grandchildren Jason Hopkins and wife Amanda, Melinda Hopkins, Samantha Troxler and husband Grant, Jessica Billingsley and husband Roger Dale,      David R. Hopkins, IV, Devyn Hopkins; great grandchildren Jacob and Caleb Hopkins; brother Mack Cloninger.

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