Marion Anderson Hooper1

Male, #38651, (28 Feb 1921 - 18 Jun 2008)
Father*Marion Exum Hooper (12 Sep 1890 - 7 Aug 1972)
Mother*Minnie D. Irwin (21 Oct 1894 - s 1975)
Name Variation He was also known as Buddy. 
Birth*28 Feb 1921 Marion was born at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, on 28 Feb 1921.1 
Namesake* Marion Exum Hooper, the father of twins Marion Anderson and Maynard Exum Hooper, had a close friend named Maynard Anderson. He crossed his own name with his friend's name in naming each of his twin sons. 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(1st Lt., US Army.)2 
Death of Father7 Aug 1972 His father Marion Exum Hooper died on 7 Aug 1972 at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.3 
Death of Mothersay 1975 His mother Minnie D. Irwin died say 1975 at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee
Relocation*circa 1994 He relocated circa 1994 at Jacksonville, Duval Co., Florida
Relocationcirca 2006 He relocated circa 2006 at Cumming, Forsyth Co., Georgia
Death*18 Jun 2008 He died at Cumming, Forsyth Co., Georgia, on 18 Jun 2008 at age 87.4 
Obituary*23 Jun 2008 Marion "Buddy" A. Hooper 87, died Wednesday June 18, 2008 at Embracing Hospice House, Cumming, GA. Buddy was born February 28, 1921 in Nashville, TN, son of the late Marion Exum Hooper and Minnie Irwin Hooper.
     He was a veteran of WWII serving with General Patton's Third Army. He continued serving his country in the Army Reserve until 1952 obtaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant.
     Prior to moving to Cumming, Buddy lived in Jacksonville, FL and previously in Nashville, TN.
     Survivors include his wife Bettye Kirby Hooper, Cumming; daughter and son-in-law Margaret and Dick Gormly, Cumming; brother Paul Hooper, Boca Raton, FL; sister Dorothy Johnson, Enfield, CT; three grandchildren Leigh Culpepper (Elaine) Alpharetta, GA; Scott Gormly (Lauren), Dallas, GA and Reid Gormly, Hollywood, CA; three great grandchildren Nathan Neville, Ashlynne and Jenna Culpepper, Alpharetta; and "granddog Andy". He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Suzanne Hooper Culpepper; grandson Lane Culpepper; brothers, Frank and Maynard Hooper.
     A family service will be held at the Gormly/Hooper home on June 30th, with interment at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA.
     In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Buddy's memory to: "There's Hope Ministries" 2100 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041 or Cedar Crest Church Building Fund 3950 N. Cobb Parkway Suite 503 Acworth, GA. 30101.2 
Burial*30 Jun 2008 His body was interred on 30 Jun 2008 at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Cherokee Co., Georgia.2 


Elizabeth Ann Kirby
Last Edited18 Oct 2008


  1. Birth Certificate.
  2. Obituary of Marion Anderson 'Buddy' Hooper, submitted 23 Jun 2008 to The Florida Times Union (Jacksonville), The Tennessean (Nashville), The Forsyth Herald (Cumming) and The Beaches Leader (Jacksonville).
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  4. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.