john wesley choplin

CHOPLIN EAST BEND - Mr. John Wesley Choplin, 88, of East Bend passed away Friday, June 8, 2007, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born in Yadkin County on May 3, 1919, to John Wesley and Amelia Blakley Choplin Sr. Mr. Choplin was a member of East Bend Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Jerry Choplin; and three brothers, Charlie, Howard and Hubert Choplin. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Minnie Lee Choplin of the home; a daughter, Carolyn (Bill) Smitherman of East Bend; a son, Johnny (Gay Nell) Choplin of East Bend; two sisters, Annie Pearl Hutchens of Yadkinville and Dorothy (Max) Potter of East Bend; two brothers, Tommie Choplin of Kernersville and Augburn (Eris) Choplin of Winston-Salem; three grandchildren, Paul Choplin, Jenny (Ronald) Keaton and Nicky (Janet) Smitherman; six great-grandchildren, Paige and Faith Keaton, Cierra and Abigail Smitherman and Sydnee and Garrett Choplin; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services willl be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at East Bend Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bobby Choplin and Mr. Jeff Messick officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 this evening, June 9, at Huff Funeral Home in East Bend. Memorials may be made to East Bend Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Dorothy Potter, 501 Fairground Road, East Bend, NC 27018.