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Linda Ruth Gouge Hopson

linda-hopsonLinda Ruth Gouge Hopson, age 72, 331 Greenbriar Drive, Unicoi, passed away on Wednesday, Nov ember 30, 2016 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Willard and Anna Mae Burgner Gouge. Mrs. Hopson was a self-employed beautician. She was a member of Unicoi Baptist Church. Mrs. Hopson enjoyed growing flowers in her garden and making beautiful flower arrangements to share with her church family, family and friends. She loved her church and singing in the choir. Mrs. Hopson was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Hoyet and Leonard Gouge.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories, her husband of fifty-two years, James K. Hopson; one son, Chad Hopson of Unicoi; one brother, J. R. Gouge and Sandy, of Unicoi; three sisters: Judy Ray, Helen McInturff, both of Unicoi, Shirley Orr and husband, Bob of Greenfield, IN; one granddaughter, Danielle Hopson. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Special friends: Jay and Loraine Whitson.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 P. M. until the hour of service on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Todd McLaughlin will officiate at the 2:30 P. M. funeral service. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler and Kalyn Grindstaff. Pallbearers will be Bart Ray, Rocky McInturff, Dennis Ingram, Gary Whitson, Reverend David Salley, Gabe Maupin, Walter Burkett and Jim Britt. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Hopson family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is privileged to serve the Hopson family. (423) 743-1380.