Miss Ally crewman mourned – Fisherman Joel Hopkins, “He was full of life, and a hard worker. … Everything he did, he just did with excitement, and just loved life.”

“The service was upbeat,” said Phil Williams, pastor of the Calvary United Baptist Church, who helped to organize the service.

“It was really focused on celebration of his life. From start to finish, it was about Joel. It was very warm, personal. There was some laughter, of course, amidst the tears.” Read more