Mavin Hopkins

Mavis G. Hopkins, 92, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., died Thursday, March 3, 2011.

She was born Nov. 7, 1918, in Raymondville, daughter of Henry Blaine and Grace Belle Hibbs Smallwood.

She graduated from Houston High School in 1937 and a post-graduate in teachers training in 1939. After graduating from Jefferson City Junior College in 1941, she went to work for the State of Missouri in data processing. She retired after 35 years.

After retiring, she spent her time on family research. She belonged to several genealogical and historical societies in Ohio, Kentucky and Missouri.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Roscoe Enloe Post 5 and the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Roy Sone Post 1003 in Jefferson City. She loved spending time with family and friends. She also loved to travel and read.

Survivors include a daughter, Sally C. Brummett of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; a grandson; eight nephews; seven nieces; 16 great-nephews; 14 great-nieces; and many great-great nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Arthur Lowell Smallwood and Blaine Afton Smallwood; and a sister, Shirley Sarabel Baker Hitz.

Graveside services are 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at Allen Cemetery in Raymondville with the Rev. Wallace officiating. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Houser-Millard Funeral Home in Jefferson City.

Memorials are suggested to the family to help her nephew, Bruce Hitz, who is recovering from a major stroke.

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