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accounting and management educator

James Farris Hopkins, American accounting and management educator. Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee; public accountant, Tennessee. Recipient Meritorious Service award Christian Church, Madison, 1986.


Hopkins, James Farris was born on August 2, 1932 in Rector, Arkansas, United States. Son of Vernon and Ollie James (Cope) Hopkins.


Bachelor of Science, Murray State University, 1958. Postgraduate, Peabody College, 1972. Postgraduate, University Tennessee, 1974.

Master of Business Administration, Middle Tennessee State University, 1990.


Mathematics teacher, Metropolis (Illinois) High School, 1959-1961;mathematics teacher, Graves County School Board, Mayfield, Kentucky, 1961-1962;senior cost accountant, Harvey Aluminum, Inc., Milan, Tennessee, 1962-1967;comptroller, Vanderbilt University Joint U. Libraries, Nashville, 1967-1973;assistant controller, Peterbilt Motor Company, Madison, Tennessee, 1973-1974;chief finance officer, Aware Inc., Nashville, 1974-1987;private practice public accountant, Madison, Tennessee, since 1975;accounting professor, Edmondson Junior College, Nashville, since 1990. Consultant GSEE, Inc., LaVergne, Tennessee, 1975-1985, Make, Inc., Nashville, 1978-1986, All-Points Travel, Inc., Brentwood, Tennessee, 1981-1983. Board directors Business & Engineering Computer Svc., Inc., Nashville, since 1980.


  • Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee. Public accountant, Tennessee.


Incorporator and treasurer Madison Christian Cooperative Ministry, 1982-1986. Member National Association Accountants, National Society Public Accountants, Tennessee Society Public Accountants, Marine Corps League (vice commandant, Distinguished Service award 1984), Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing, golf, woodworking, computer systems design.


Married Joyce Dean Breedlove, November 27, 1951 (deceased January 25, 1978). Children: Dennis Russell (deceased), Christopher Lane. Married Rebecca Crawford Bates, August 10, 1979.

Vernon Hopkins

Ollie James (Cope) Hopkins

Joyce Dean Breedlove

Rebecca Crawford Bates

Dennis Russell Hopkins (deceased)

Christopher Lane Hopkins