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William H. Hopwood, Jr., 77, of 234 Sunrise Acres Rd., Emporium, PA formerly of Philadelphia died at his residence, Emporium on Friday night. (July 26, 2013)

He was born September 10, 1935 in Philadelphia a son of the late William H. and Frances Hopwood, Sr.

On October 4, 1958 in Philadelphia he married Norma Waters Hopwood, who Survives.
Mr. Hopwood served with the US Navy for four years during the Korean War. He worked for the City of Philadelphia Police Department, as a homicide detective for many years before moving to Emporium in 1975. Bill retired from Pennsylvania Pressed Metals where he worked for several years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Emporium Council #990, Fraternal Order of Police, National Rifle Association and the Gun Owners of America.

In addition to Norma Waters Hopwood
Son: William H. Hopwood, III, Emporium
Son: Dwayne M. Hopwood and his wife Danielle, Emporium
9 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in Death By
Parents: William and Frances Hopwood, Sr.
Brother: John Hopwood
Sister: Elva Etley

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (July 29, 2013) at 11:00 AM with Father Matt Ryan, Rector, of Emmanuel Episcopal Church officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium,

Pennsylvania Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, P.O. BOX 132, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.



Joanne M. Austin, age 76, formerly of Howard Circle, Emporium, died Sunday, July 14,  2013, in Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys.

 Born April 9, 1937 in St. Marys, she was the daughter of Charles and Maybelle Shaylor Nellis, Sr.  In 1956 in Emporium she married William H. Austin who died in 2009.
She is survived by: seven daughters, Cindy Genevro, Susan Jordan, Jennifer Austin, Julie Smoker, Heather Austin and Ashley Austin all of Emporium, and Lisa Augustine of Pittsburgh; two sons, Scott Austin and Michael Austin both of Emporium; fifteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Main and Shirley Collins both of Emporium; one brother, Robert Nellis of Emporium; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, William, Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Austin in 2006, two sisters, Annabelle Nellis and Betty Gaenzel, and four brothers, Charles (Joe) Nellis, Jr., Gary Nellis, Richard Nellis and James Nellis.
A graveside service for Mrs. Austin was held Tuesday, July 16 at Newton Cemetery, Emporium with the Rev. James Eastman, pastor of Deeper Waters Church of Emporium, officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home.

Connie R. Overly, 57, of 301 E. Third St., Emporium, PA
died at her residence on Wednesday morning. (July 10, 2013)
She was born January 8, 1956 in Mt. Pleasant, PA a daughter of George R. and Elizabeth "Liz" Cramer Overly of Emporium.

Connie graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and from Somerset School of Nursing. She worked as a LPN at Laurel Highlands in Donegal, PA and at Deland, FL. She was a member of Deeper Waters Ministries in Emporium. She enjoyed knitting and spending time with her nieces and nephews. She always talked of traveling and being a missionary.

In addition to her parents
Brother: Randy Overly, Sinnemahoning
Sister: Cathy, Mrs. Dimas Robles, Somerset
Sister: Batty Overly, Emporium
Sister: Lori Afionis, Emporium
Several: Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in Death By
2 Brothers: Donald Lee and George R. Overly

 There will be No Visitation.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service will be held at the Deeper Waters Ministries 37 West Fifth Street, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (July 16, 2013) at 11:00 AM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, officiating.

 Burial will be in the Porch Cemetery, Stahlstown, PAOnline Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.netBARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements


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