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John W. Hopton
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A graveside service was held Friday at Lakewood Memorial Park for John W. Hopton, 83, of Ceres. He died June 30, 2005 at Modesto Convalescent Hospital.

Lakewood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Born Sept. 19, 1921, Mr. Hopton was a native of Otis, Colo., and previously lived in Modesto for 26 years and in Ceres for 32 years. He worked in maintenance for a beverage company. Mr. Hopton was a member of the Ceres Senior Citizens Club and Church of Christ, and enjoyed bowling and collecting coins.

He leaves behind two children, Pamela Harper of Ceres and Terry L. Hopton of Arizona; his sister, Virginia Watts of Colorado; and 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nina Hopton.

Remembrances may be made to Church of Christ, 2610 Lawrence St., Ceres 95307.