George Richard Hopkins


George Richard Hopkins (Cannonball), 65, Adena, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born Jan. 6, 1946 in Wheeling, W.Va., son of the late Harry C. (Hagan) Hopkins and Margaret Carter Hopkins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Donald C. Hopkins.
Friends will be received to pay tribute and celebrate his life on Tuesday evening, Sept. 20, 2011, 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Borkoski Funeral Home, Adena. Services will be conducted Thursday morning at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Mehl officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by Adena American Legion Post 525 at Longview Cemetery, New Athens.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Adena American Legion (Post 525) Hanna Ave. Adena, Ohio 43901.
A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.


  1. Our thoughts and prayers go out to George’s lovely wife Luann and his family. He was a great American and served us well. He will certainly be an asset to heaven. We ask God to watch out for his family in the days ahead. We live in Hendersonville, N.C. now because of my health . We were with all of you in spirit these last few days. God bless you as you go forward in life.

  2. I served with George in Viet Nam. George was a good friend and a truly sweet man. He couldn’t wait to get back to the “holler” and his sweetheart, Luann. George was a good soldier, a stand up guy. The world is a poorer place for his passing.


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