T. J. "Pete" Hopson, 80, of Flora died on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.

A funeral service was held Tuesday at Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland with burial following in Bethel Cemetery.

Pete was drafted in to the Army and later honorably discharged. He was a former supervisor for Riverwood International in Clinton where he retired. He proceeded on to work for Sutherland Lumber Co. before he retired full time.

He was a member of the James A. Myers Masonic Lodge for many years.

Mr. Hopson was married to his wife, Patricia Hopson for 56 years.

Other survivors include his daughters, Sherry Adams (Vernon); Judy Kinstley (Archie); and Tommie Downey all of Flora; son, Christopher Hopson (Stephanie) of Gulfport; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; sisters, Hazel Burton of Flora; Bobbie Ross of Jackson; brothers, Paul and Melvin Hopson both of Flora, and many nieces and nephews.