Opal R. Anderson, age 93, of Stanfield, formerly of Wilkesboro, died Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Gordon Hospice Home in Statesville. She was born April 20, 1920 in Yadkin County to Marshall and Mamie Swaim Reavis. Mrs. Anderson was a member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church in the Brushy Mtn. Community. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Robert Smith Anderson; great granddaughter, Saber Wilmoth; three sisters; and one brother.
Surviving are three daughters, Joyce Irene Childress and husband Larry of Taylorsville, Brenda Sue Readling and husband Donald of Stanfield, Julie Ann Hayes and husband James of Millers Creek; eight grandchildren, Roger Childress, Robert Childress, Deby Passmore, Karen Echerd, Allen Hayes, Michael Hayes, Kathy Hayes, Teresa Ellis; eleven great grandchildren, Dakota Passmore, Ashlyn Passmore, Kisha Carson, Justin Childress, Chris Hayes, Steven Hayes, Jonathan Hayes, Tyler Church, Tracy Church, Nathan Echerd, Ryan Echerd; and five great great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held 2:00 o’clock Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Miller Funeral Chapel with Rev. Stephen Dagenhart officiating. Burial will follow in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock on Sunday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice Home, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.millerfuneralservice.com