Viars, Viola Hopkins

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Viola Hopkins Viars, 94, of Christiansburg, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017. She was retired from Radford University Food Service Department.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Bethric Hopkins; husband, Elmer Robert Viars; brothers, Luther and Garfield Hopkins; and sisters, Rena Tuck and Lucille Thompson.

Survivors include her four daughters and sons-in-law, Dora and Clifton Barber of King, North Carolina, Betty and James Wickline of Fairlawn, Brenda Viars of Colonial Heights, and Ruth and Marcus Lipp of Luray; brothers and sister-in-law, Lewis Hopkins of Radford, Shelby Hopkins of Anchorage, Alaska, and Andrew and Kay Hopkins of Plant City, Florida; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Hugh Crawford of Maine; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and nin great-great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15 at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Funeral services began at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin.

The Viars family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.