Gerald Christopher Hooper

Gerald Christopher Hooper, age 81, of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.

Gerald was born Feb. 9, 1937, in Habersham County to the late Daniel and Hazel Woods Hooper. He worked for Clarkesville Mill for 20 years, spent 10 years with North Georgia Technical College, and retired in 1997. Gerald was a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, Gerald is preceded in death by his brothers, Lamar Hooper and Donald Hooper.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Ruth Kinsey Hooper, Cleveland, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Greg Dobson; son and daughter-in-law, Stevie and Terry Hooper, all of Cleveland, Georgia; grandchildren, Minda Christy, Brandi McIntyre, Zack Hooper, Adam Hooper, Chris Howard, and Hannah O'Leary; great-grandchildren, Connor Christy, Mason Christy, Averi McIntyre, Morgan McIntyre, Lilly Howard, Charlotte Hooper, Elliott O'Leary; sisters, Iva Lee Robinson, Cornelia, Georgia, and Gertrude Carroll, Batesville, Georgia; and brother, J.D. Hooper, Demorest, Georgia.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at Macedonia United Methodist Church. The Rev. Garvis Kinsey will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family received friends Wednesday at the funeral home.

To share a memory or to leave the family a condolence; please visit

Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.  

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Mailing Address:
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Cleveland, Ga 30528

Phone: 706-865-4718
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