of Southside, AR
October 20, 1931 - September 14, 2023
Ms. Dorothy Hopper, 91, of Southside peacefully departed this life on September 14, 2023 with family and friends by her side. She was a member of the Desha Baptist Church where she took great joy in being a part of the Lady Prayer Warriors Sunday School Class.She was an auto mechanic and bookkeeper by trade and caretaker by nature. She took the most pride in being a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She and her late husband, Buck, owned Southside Auto Repair, where for many years, they devoted their lives to taking care of the community. Her work ethic was second to none. You would often find them at the local track on the weekends racing and giving mechanical advice. She loved many sports and was an avid Razorback fan. Dorothy was always ready and willing to talk sports with anyone that cared to engage in an opinionated conversation. She spent any spare time working on her ancestry. She loved her family with unconditional love at all times. She took great pride in hosting family dinners and holidays in her home. Everyone was family in her home and her home was open to many. She provided well. Most of all she loved the Lord. She was certain of her salvation and shared it with all that knew her. She was fierce yet gentle. She was tough yet compassionate. Above all she was respected and well loved, in return she loved well. She leaves several family and friends behind to cherish her memory. Her best friend and beloved dog, Sally; a brother, George Weldon Custer of Corpus Christi, TX; sons, Richard Hopper of Batesville, Troy Hopper (Melinda) of Mayflower; daughters, Brenda Riley, Wanda Baker, Linda Thomas (Terry Davidson) of Southside; grandchildren, Trish House (Bo), Josh Thomas, Chancey Thomas (Jackie), Seva Riley, Meeta Foster (Chase), Spencer Hopper( Rebecca), Benjamin Hopper, JR Baker (Ashley), Randal Hopper, Daniel Hopper, Dylan Hopper, Kynzlie Magar (Dalton Taylor) and Brandon Magar; great-grandchildren, Bo House, Cole House ( Kaitlyn Bailey), Lawsyn Taylor, Maddan Foster, Julia Baker, Auna Baker, Presley Hopper, Hollyn Hopper, Graham Thomas, Lilli Hayre and Kayden Hopper; great-great-grandchildren, Cooper House and Wyatt Bailey. Along with several nieces and nephews and other special people that became family. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Leo Custer and Cloma Lucille Brown Custer; her husband, LE ''Buck'' Hopper; a brother, Chaney Custer; son, Danny Ray Hopper and son in laws, Ricky Riley and Marty Thompson.Graveside services will begin at 2:00pm Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at Egner Cemetery in Salado under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville with Josh Swinea officiating. There will be no visitation.
Love love loved Mrs Dorothy, kindest and gentlest person ever met in my 60 yrs of life , her n i wer sports buddies , especially the days of Mark Martin on dirt at locust grove & Drasco. She couldnt believe i could name all drivers cars & #s and make of cars , rip and love Mrs Dorothy, til we meet again, love you and sure miss you ,sorry i didnt do this earlier, didnt know i could, i just stumbled up on this, continued prayers for Richard and all family , Ms Dorothy will surely be missed by family and all ,wish i could of made your funeral ,was to shy to , doesnt mean i dont love and miss ya , until we meet again, Mrs Dorothy Hopper
Just saw could do this, Ms Dorothy was one of kind been knowin for 20 yr + her and i would alwas talk racing ,football, basketball and or sports in general , sat with her and richard several times at the fire box. Reminiscing bout days of mark martin racing and dirt racing in general , and about my mom that had passed on in 15 at 71 , she smoke cigeretes and it tickle me she was one fine lady, that is fact , idc when you go by n visit ,she have the tv on sports Bb ,Fb, BseBall she didnt care as long as sports, and you talkin cookin em em good , loved this nice real nice lady , maybe some day get to see ya on the other side, Ms Dorothy, i know you prob lining out Earnhardt on racing or some one on how to change out a transmisson , love and miss yo Mrs Dorothy Hopper
I am sorry to hear about Dorothyâ€™s passing. I remember your mom and Buck very well. My dad was Noble Osborne he had a plumbing and electric company and Dorothy and Buck had their garage in the back of dadâ€™s shop. Dorothy and Buck were good people and I know your family will miss Dorothy very much.
Mark and I are so very sorry for your lossâ€¦. She was an awesome ladyâ€¦.
Brenda, Linda, Richard, Troy and Wanda! We were sorry to hear of the loss of your mother!. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family . She was a very special woman ! God bless
So sorry for your loss for all the families.
Wanda, Linda, Brenda, Richard and Troy, I am so sorry to learn of your Moms' passing. She was a dear lady. I can remember back many years ago, before some of you were even born, Buck and Dorothy would come to Arkansas from Texas to visit at my grandparents house. All the family would gather in and it was always good times. Please know that you're all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May our Dear Heavenly Father wrap His Loving and Comforting arms around you all during this very difficult time.In Christian Love,Joanie Younger
My sweet beautiful and so loving Aunt Dorothy. How I truly love and miss you dearly. You will always be with me forever in my heart. With so much love and sadness for all my family I am so very sorry.
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are for each of your families.
A special lady has gained her wings much deserved. Prayers for the family for the loss of a special lady.
So sorry for your loss. I would see her at the grocery store and she would always say hi. Sweet lady. She will be missed.
I will always remember her with great respect and love. She was an inspiration to all who knew her . Love you Dorothy Barnes
Miss Hopper was a very sweet lady love seeing her at church she was always outgoing sweet lady that we was very happy to get to know her at our church. going to miss her sorry for the loss of your grandmother and mom
So sorry for the loss of Dorothy. We send our heart felt sympathy to the entire family.
She will be missed. Praying for the family
Ms. Dorothy Hopper was was a wonderful woman. She helped many people but stuck to her beliefs all while leading by example. I am glad I got to know her and her family. She will be greatly missed. My love and prayers for all.
She was a very special lady, I spent time in her house on many occasions spending time with my best friend Brenda. She always welcomed me. She toted us kids to the skating rink in the Hot Rod, I am sure she never knew who was going to be at her house when the kids were still at home. I loved this woman who I always called Momma.
Dear family was sadden of Ms Hoppers passing. As you all know she was a wonderful person. Always enjoyed talking with her she willl live on in everyones memorirs.
very sad she is gone sad day for all that new her loved her will miss her very much
Troy , Richard and the Hopper Family , I am so sad to hear this , Dorthy was a Fine Lady , She was a great person , and will be missed by all who knew her , she was almost always in a rush to get back to work, and yet still pleasant , May God Bless you all during this time
Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
Such a Godly Woman! Our prayers for comfort during this time.
Bill and I are so very sorry for your loss. I know Dorothy was so special to so very many.
Prayers for the family during this difficult time.
With our Deepest Condolences. Keeping you and family in prayer.
Such amazing women . Truly a hard working women . Prayers for all during this time .