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Funeral Service

Cullowhee Baptist Church
Saturday June 11th, 2022

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James Ellis Hooper

James Ellis Hooper, 94 of Sylva and Sevierville, Tennessee passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022 at Hospice in Pinehurst, NC. Born on August 25, 1927 to John and Emma Hooper in Cullowhee, James had a great love for the outdoors. He loved hunting, skiing, and hiking and was a successful builder/developer in Northern Virginia before retiring to Sevierville.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; daughter, Susan Hooper; two sisters, Hazel and Juanita; and a brother, Gene.

James is survived by a daughter, Sandra K. Hooper of Pinehurst; and a son, Jeffrey R. Hooper and his wife, Eliana, of Orlando, Florida; two granddaughters, Natalie Weiss of Graceville, Florida and Jessica Hardwick of Durham, North Carolina; two grandsons, Brent Hooper and Cameron Hooper both of Orlando, FL; two great-granddaughters, Michelle and Margot McDonald; one sister, Ruth Fuson of Knoxville, Tennessee; and many many nieces and nephews. James is also survived by Kathleen Norton of Sylva, his loving partner for fourteen years.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11th at Cullowhee Baptist Church with the Revs. Jeffrey and Tonya Vickery officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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A candle was lit in memory of James Hooper

Terry and Caroline Levi Jun 10 2022 11:23 AM

We are very saddened by this news. He was an excellent guy! We will miss seeing him at his home or visiting on the mountain. Prayers for his family and Kathleen

James and Natalie Stephens Jun 7 2022 9:24 PM

We extend our deepest condolences to the entire family. James was a good man, Father and Grandad. My son's Cameron and Brent Hooper have lost their Grandad and I know they will miss him tremendously. They do have many wonderful memories as they spent time with him and their Dad (Jeff Hooper) hiking and enjoying nature. Brent will be with his Dad at the funeral. Cameron is currently out of the country. Our thoughts, prayers and love to the entire family! James will be missed!

Donna, Brent & Cameron Hooper Jun 7 2022 8:51 PM

We are so sad to hear of James' passing. He was a dear friend for many years. He will be missed.

William and Jenny Owen Jun 7 2022 7:54 PM

Deepest condolences from the Thibaults - Rich, Claudia, Val, Nico.

Thibault Family - Rich, Claudia, Val, Nico Jun 7 2022 12:06 PM

So very sorry for the loss of James he was a good friend!

Ralph and Shirley Slaughter Jun 7 2022 11:56 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Hooper

Judy Henry Jun 6 2022 10:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Hooper

Gwen Hooper Jun 6 2022 9:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Hooper

Cindy R. Parker Jun 6 2022 4:38 PM