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Marilyn Hoppes Wilson

December 5, 1939 — May 27, 2023

Spartanburg, SC – Ruth “Marilyn” Hoppes Wilson, 83, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2023 surrounded by family.

Born December 5, 1939 in Spartanburg, SC, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Nevins Hoppes and Ellen Sherbert Hoppes and the much-loved wife of the late Bobby Wilson, Sr.

A member of Cedar Springs Baptist Church, she loved to sing in the choir in her early days.

Marilyn’s pride and joy was her family. Known as Meemaw to those closest to her, she enjoyed time with family including cooking holiday meals and favorites like homemade chicken stew for her grandchildren.

Marilyn was a graduate of Spartanburg High School and most recently served as the accounting manager for Southeastern Paper before her retirement.

Marilyn is survived by sons Harold Benjamin “Ben” Blanton and Charles Wesley “Wes” Blanton; grandchildren including Jennifer (Joey) Etters, Mandy Blanton, Josh Blanton, David (Taylor) Merritt, Jonathan (Doris Emily) Blanton, Brandon Wilson, Gabriel Blanton, Ethan Blanton and Kendall Blanton; and several nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren and stepchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Bobby; her parents Nevins and Ellen; siblings Arthur Hoppes, Nevins Hoppes, Jr., Irvin Hoppes, Earline Smith and Olivia Hudson; grandson Benjamin Kurtz; and stepson Bobby Wilson, Jr.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 2nd, 11:30 a.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Spartanburg Humane Society, 150 Dexter Road, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

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