LULA – James Carl “J.C.” Hooper, 90, died Friday, June 11, 2010, at BJC Hospital in Commerce, following an extended illness.
Born in Hall County, he was the son of the late Jim and Ora Belle Stone Hooper. He was retired from the Gainesville Mill and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Banks County. Mr. Hooper was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Nell McGee Hooper; and a sister, Carrie Maldonado.
He served with the United States Army in World War II, where he served in three Major Campaigns, including Invasion of Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. He received the World War II Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the European American Middle Eastern Service Medal. He was a member of the Paul E. Bolding Post 7 American Legion for over 60 years and was a member of the V.F.W., Sons of American Revolution, Banks County Middle River Volunteers and a life member of the D.A.V. Gainesville-Hall Chapter.
Survivors include his wife, Ethelene White Hooper, Lula; son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Patsy Hooper, Homer; daughter, Barbara Ann Hooper, Gainesville; brother, Herman Hooper, Gainesville; five stepchildren; grandchildren, Dana and Greg Abernathy, Cornelia; six step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 13, at 3 p.m., from the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home with the Rev. James Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Alta Vista Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, June 12, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Ward’s Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.