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Barbara Louise Hopkins

November 3, 1944 — March 17, 2023


Barbara Louise Hopkins


Cheraw, SC


Barbara Louise Hopkins, 78, died on Friday, March 17, 2023.  Born, November 3, 1944, in Charleston, SC, she was the daughter of the late Manning Elmore and Willa Dean Payne Sanford. Barbara was the 1985 graduate of Chesterfield-Marlboro Tech (Northeastern Tech) with a degree in engineering.  She worked in quality control at INA Bearing Co. and was a nurse with Orangeburg Regional Hospital.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC, was a Guardian ad Litem, and enjoyed reading.  She also enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts, sewing, and puzzles.


Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her son, Richard Dean Williams; twin sons, who passed at birth, Shane, and Shawn; and her husband, John Hopkins.


Barbara leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons, Jimbo Williams of Cheraw, SC, and Jay Hopkins of Inverness, FL; a daughter, Polly Humann of Rockingham, NC; brothers, Buster Sanford, and Richard Sanford; a sister, Tina Vinluan; ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.


A graveside memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg, SC.


The family would like to thank the staff members and special friends at Pee Dee Gardens in Florence for the love, friendship, and care that was shown to Barbara over the past two years.


Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Hopkins family in their time of grief.


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