Ernest Hopkins Sr., 86, widower of Dorothy Ballard Hopkins and son of the late Purdy Hopkins and Irene Johnson Hopkins, was born on Oct. 6, 1937, in Pinewood. He departed this life on Friday, May 10, 2024, at NHC Healthcare Sumter in Sumter.

Public viewing will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2024, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Job’s Mortuary.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2024, at Salem Chapel & Heritage Center, 101 S. Salem Ave., Sumter, with Elder Terry Dinkins, presiding, and Pastor Joe Gamble, eulogist.

Interment will follow in Calvary-Zion Hill Cemetery, Pinewood.

Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., is in charge of arrangements.

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