CLEVELAND - William "Bill" H. Hopper, age 78, of Cleveland died on Tuesday March 31, 2009 at the Bolivar County Medical Center in Cleveland. He was born on September 07, 1930 to William and Bettie (Blount) Hopper, Sr in Duncan, MS. Mr. Hopper attended the Duncan and Boyle Schools. He married Bettye Jo Tubbs Hopper on June 30, 1951 who preceded him in death in 1996. He was a corporal in the United States Marine Corp having served as a payroll clerk at Camp Lejeune during the Korean War. Mr. Hopper was known as one of the best printing pressman having worked for Cleveland Printing from 1944 until 1988 and Rhodes Printing from 1988 until his retirement in 2003. Mr. Hopper was also a retired evangelist. A member and deacon at the Church of God of Prophecy where he had served in many capacities over his many years of service to the church. Mr. Bill had traveled extensively over the years playing and singing gospel music. He was affectionately known as "The Mississippi Music Man". His family says he was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. Mr. Hopper was preceded in death by his parents William H and Bettie Hopper Sr, his wife Bettye Jo Tubbs Hopper, sisters Rutha Lee Howard, Virdia Mae Compton and Brother Ellis Leroy Hopper. Visitation will be held Friday 04/03/2009 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will be held Saturday 04/04/2009 11:00 AM at The Church of God of Prophecy in Boyle, MS. Burial will be at the Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville. The Rev. Wilburn Brock and James Wilkerson will officiate the services. Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. He is survived by Son, Rickey Hopper of Cleveland, MS. Son, William Carl Hopper of Cleveland, MS. Daughter, Faye H. Moody of Jonesboro, AR. Sister, Betty L Hollingsworth of Cleveland, MS. Sister, Margaret A. Hughey of Ecru, MS. 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Brian Sherwood, Paul Jones, Timmy Slaton, Ben Slaton, Terry Hollingsworth, and Joey McKlemurry. Honorary Pallbearers will be Edward Jones and Jimmy Norquist.