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Funeral planned for Wade Hopping



UPDATE: The governor just ordered that flags be lowered to half staff until sunset Thursday.

As news spread Tuesday of longtime lobbyist and former Supreme Court Justice Wade Hopping's death, his loved ones and business partners planned services and a reception for him in Tallahassee.

There will be a visitation Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Culley's Meadow Funeral Home, 1737 Riggins Road.

The funeral is Thursday at 2 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2200 N Meridian Road.

The firm, which recently moved to a new office downtown, will close at noon Thursday and is sponsoring a reception in Hopping's honor from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Governor's Club.

The firm released the following statement on Hopping, 77, a founding member of the 52-lawyer firm. Information is posted on Hopping Green & Sams' Web site.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:56pm]


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