Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

June 29, 2013

Riley Benjamin “Benny” Hopper lll

-- — Riley Benjamin “Benny” Hopper lll, 54, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Gentiva Hospice of Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. after a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 26, 1959 to the late Riley Benjamin Jr. and Mary Ileane Whitfield Hooper in Miami, Fla. He loved a Nascar race, football games and a little wrestling. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Survivors Include his wife, Carolyn Weeks Thomas Hooper of Lakeland, Ga.; daughter,  Cayla Hooper, Adel; step son and step daughter-in-law, Zack and Melissa Thomas, Nashville, Ga.; step daughter and step son-in-law, Erika Thomas and Mariano, Nashville, Ga.; brother, Dennis Hooper, Mt. Vernon, sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Mike Willis, Monticello, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Becky and Howard Marx, Monticello, Fla.; two grandchildren, Levi Thomas and Elliana Thomas; special friends,  Lonnie and Sherrie Roberts,  Sparks, Ga.; special friends, Quinton and Ellen Miller, Sparks, Ga.; a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in the Chapel of Music Funeral Services at 3 p.m. in Lakeland, Ga. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until service time. Sympathy may be expressed online at www.musicfuneralservices.com. — Music Funeral Services of Lakeland.

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