Saturday, July 30, 2016

PVT Arlie Lemuel Hopkins

PVT Arlie Lemuel Hopkins was born 2 Sep 1923 in Crawford County, Arkansas to Andrew John and Minnie Mae (Pannell) Hopkins. His father worked on a farm.

Arlie was also working on a farm when he was drafted in September 1943. He was sent to Europe and on 22 Jun 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to C Company 116th Infantry. On 24 Jul 1944 he was sent to hospital with a non-battle injury.  He returned to the unit on 30 Jul 1944 and was killed in action that same day.

PVT Hopkins was repatriated in 1949 and is buried in Bryant Cemetery in Cove City, Arkansas. From a local newspaper:
The body of Pvt. Arlie L. Hopkins was returned to the Fentress Mortuary in Fort Smith, Arkansas Friday, April 22, 1949 for re-burial. Pvt. Hopkins, a 20 Year old resident of Natural Dam, Arkansas, entered service at Camp Fannin, Texas, in 1942. He was killed in France during World War II on July 30, 1944. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hopkins, of Natural Dam four sisters, Mrs. Cleda Jones of Van Buren, Mrs. May Franklin of Natural Dam, Misses Florence and Tressie Hopkins of the home; six brothers, Ransford, Clifford and Argyle Hopkins, all of National Dam, Cleburn Hopkins of Tulsa, Ray and Raymond Hopkins, both of the home. Funeral service and burial was held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Bryant cemetery. Rev. Glenn G. Dipboye was the officiating minister with Fentress Mortuary in charge.

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