Sandra Jean Grabeel Hopper

April 12, 1952February 21, 2018
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Sandra Jean Grabeel Hopper, age 65, of Cumberland Gap, TN, was born April 12, 1952 and passed away on February 21, 2018. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and nana. Sandy was a member of Walnut Hill Baptist Church where she served as church clerk for many years. She enjoyed her grandchildren and playing the piano. Sandy let her light shine as a teacher in the classroom, church and at home. She will be missed by all who knew her. Sandy is preceded in death by her parents John Gene Grabeel and Dorothy Jean Wheeler Grabeel. She is survived by her loving husband Allen Cisco Hopper; her daughters Tabitha Hopper Tuggle, Heather (Justin) Hopper Owens, and Holly (Chris) Hopper Baize; her grandchildren John Mack Owens, Jake Owens, Elise Baize, and Locklyn Tuggle; her sister Charlotte (Kevin) Chadwell; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Saturday, February 24th, from 5 until 7 PM at Coffey Funeral Home in Harrogate, TN. The funeral service will follow at 7 PM in the Coffey Funeral Home chapel. A graveside service will be held Sunday, February 25th, at 11 AM at the Carr Cemetery. Officiating the service will be her Pastor Kim Collingsworth with special prayer from Rev. George Walker. Music will be provided by the Walnut Hill Baptist Church Choir. Pallbearers will be Justin Owens, Chris Baize, David Hopper, Kevin Chadwell, Michael Lett, Josh DeHart, Jerry Wheeler, and Greg Wheeler.


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March 19, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Sandy's passing. She and I were classmates grades 1 thru 12, and I considered her a dear friend. Her mom was our 7th grade teacher, and my all-time favorite. Having moved out of state upon graduation, I lost touch with most of my friends and classmates, and this is really sad news. My prayers and condolences to the family. God bless!

Linda Laforce

February 25, 2018

Sorry for your loss, She was a sweet person, Knew her is school . Bless all, Linda Sue Laforce

February 25, 2018

Allen,It was very shocking to hear about Sandys passing! She always had a big smile when we saw her! She will be greatly missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family!! Elmer and Linda

February 25, 2018

Allen,It was very shocking to hear about Sandys passing! She always had a big smile when we saw her! She will be greatly missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family!! Elmer and Linda

Linda Littrell Mayes

February 24, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear of Sandra's passing. I attended Thomas Walker with her and admired her very much. I'm sorry I didn't get to the receiving of friends, I've just seen the obituary tonight on FB. She was a very good person who was always kind to everyone. She will be missed.

February 24, 2018

Allen, It was very sad news to hear of Sandy's passing. I have very fond memories of working with her and you. I always appreciated the way she approached each day. Her smile and kind nature will always be remembered.
Prayers of comfort and peace are lifted for you and your family.
Your Friend, Larry Fultz

Carolyn Powell

February 24, 2018

Such a fine Christian lady, from a wonderful family and raised a wonderful family. So sorry, family, for your loss. Love and prayers to you all.

Elder Rick & Sis. Lillian Jernigan

February 24, 2018

To all the Hopper family. We extend our heartfelt condolences to each of you. We pray God our Father will lend comfort and strength to each of you. While we live this life in praises to our Lord for His Abundant Blessings. We Thank Him for the knowledge and wisdom He gives us in having a close and personal relationship with Him. Sister Sandy has obtained her inheritance, what she gives to each of you is her precious memories, times of joy, laughter and Love. Honor her death by honoring her life. Let it be a beacon for others to see.

We send our love, hugs and devotion to each of you. Cleave to the good, and lay aside the bad. God is your strength, and His Son is our Rock.

God bless each of you.

I know I can say, each member of the Original Powell's Valley Primitive Baptist Association stands ready to help in anyway they can.

Elder Rick Jernigan

Mitzi Schneider

February 24, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest condolences. She was a wonderful lady.

February 23, 2018

Dear Family, My deepest sympathies for your loss. Sandy and I attended Thomas Walker together and played basketball together "in the olden days". She was a wonderful person and an admired friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Paulette Jones Fultz, Knoxville, TN