Joyce Pratt Hopkins (GRIFFIN, Ga.)

GRIFFIN, Ga. - Joyce Pratt Hopkins entered into rest Wednesday, January 16, 2008. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dr. Charles Thomas Hopkins, Sr. Joyce was born in Macon, Ga. on July 15, 1924 to Parks Winfield Pratt and Emma Thomson Pratt. She was raised in Covington, Ga. and came to Griffin, Ga. in 1950 to teach the first graduating class of Spalding County High School. Joyce was a graduate of Auburn University, where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. She was a member of the Griffin First United Methodist Church where she participated in the Joy Class. She was also a member of the 17th Century Colonial Dames, Daughters of American Revolution, Monday and Thursday Bridge Clubs, and was formerly a member of the Wisteria Garden Club and the Griffin Utility Club. She is survived by her children, Dr. and Mrs. Tommy Hopkins (Sara) of Griffin, Mrs. Lisa Hopkins Teat (Dr. Daniel W.) of Madison, Miss., Mr. and Mrs. Phillip W. Hopkins (Lisa) of Griffin, and Mrs. Jean Hopkins Duncan (Douglas R.) of Augusta. Her grandchildren are Corey Teat, Chase and Paige Hopkins, Corley and Jeff Hopkins, and Tripp, Charlie, and Molly Duncan. She is also survived by her siblings, Mr. Hugh Pratt (Carolyn) of Augusta, Mrs. George W. Poss (Sonny and Anne) of Thomson, Mrs. Sarah P. Moore of Covington, and Mr. and Mrs. P.W. Pratt, Jr. (Sonny and Carole) also of Covington. She was predeceased by her brothers, William Albert Pratt, and James Donald Pratt and her sister, Mrs. Doris Pratt Kirkland. Special friends are Odessa Akine and Sonny Hawthorne of Griffin. Services will be Friday, January 18 at 3:00 p.m. at the Griffin First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Thursday, January 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home in Griffin. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Griffin First United Methodist Church Building Fund at 1401 Maple Drive, Griffin, Ga. 30224. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-January 17, 2008