Pintlala Historical Association
Tuesday, October 04, 2022
Crossroads of Pintlala's past and future.
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Meeting Date

Pintlala Historical Association Meeting

PHA will meet on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. In-Person, Pintlala Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

Our program will be a double-header — two speakers with Pintlala ties: Michael Smith and Dr. Tony Hopper.

Michael Smith (left) lives in Greenville and is employed at Newell Brother’s Road Builders as the lead mechanic for all of the VERY large equipment used in road building. He has developed a hobby of exploring the countryside with a souped-up metal detector.  He has had fun and learned a lot through his hobby.  He will bring some of his “treasures” to display and tell about at our July meeting.



Dr. Tony Hopper (right) is a man of varied interests.  He earned a doctorate in Electrical Engineering at Auburn University in 1970 and taught at Auburn University, Florida Institute of Technology, Auburn/Montgomery, Troy State/Montgomery and Faulkner University.  From 1970 through 1988, Tony was Senior engineer at four different Engineering firms in the southeast. He began his own business, Hopper Professional Services, Inc., which did site preparation work from 1975-2007. He had a beef cattle operation in Hope Hull from 1975-2016. Another area of his life is his Church affiliation with the Church of Christ. He was a preacher at two churches in Tennessee and served at Hope Hull Church of Christ for one year.  He has made five trips to Mexico and 12 trips to Africa both for short-term missions work. He and his wife, Iva Kate Hall are currently members of Vaughn Park Church of Christ in Montgomery.

Another interest for Tony is playing violin with the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra.

He is the author of Dearest Darling, It’s Been a Long, Long Time: Love Letters from WWII. This book is part world history and part family history. This history was uncovered with the discovery of a box of 300 letters chronicling Bert Hopper’s (father of Tony) time in WWII, his love for wife, Lois and son Tony and his faith in God.

“The rest of the story” will be told by Tony at the July 17th PHA meeting. 

Both of these fellows are interesting and I think you will enjoy meeting them and hearing their stories!


See you on July 17th!