Lula Belle Denham Hopkins, 71, of Lafayette, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at Methodist Hospital. Born in Lafayette on May 26, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Roy Lee and Mary Ellen Sease Denham. She married Oscar Hopkins on Oct. 5, 1955, in Lafayette, and he preceded her in death on May 27, 2002. Mrs. Hopkins worked at Taco Bell for 2 1/2 years until May 2002, and previously worked in housekeeping at Holiday Inn. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Surviving are four daughters, Wanda L. Price of Attica, Tammy S. Harper and Michelle M. Hopkins (fiancÚ: Kelly Smith), both of Lafayette and Lisa J. Weaver (husband: Mike) of Monticello; three sons, Larry Denham (wife: Kathy) and Jerry M. Hopkins (wife: Janet), both of Lafayette and Glenn L. Hopkins Sr. (wife: Linda) of Taylorsville, Ky.; a brother, Leon Denham of Lafayette; and a sister, Margie Reader. Also surviving are many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Leroy, David and Charlie Denham; and a sister-in-law, Judy Denham. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Friday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Service 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, Celebrant Cyndy Yoder officiating. Interment at Battle Ground Cemetery.
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