Opal  H. Adams

Jul 01, 2014

A Blessed, Talented Lady

CANTON — Opal Fugate Harrell Adams, 98, formerly of Groundhog Road, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014.

Opal was born Oct. 23, 1915 in Wheelwright, Kentucky. She had also resided in Fayetteville before making her home in Haywood County for the past 20 years. Opal was truly a talented lady. She was formerly employed as a professional baker and was known for her delicious cakes. She designed and created handmade crafts and was an excellent seamstress. Opal was also a gifted artist, a published poet and the author of many short stories. She loved the Lord and had been a member of the Church of God.  She has touched many throughout her lifetime with her blessed talents and her memory will be held forever in the hearts of her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy Collins Fugate Holbrook; her father, the Rev. Ben C.Fugate; and her step-mother, Emma Rhodes Fugate; her late husband, Jack Harrell; a son, Jackie Harrell; step-daughters, Myral Wooten and Ruby Harrell Lampley; a sister, Polly Perkins; brothers, Junior, Jack, Robert, James and Vardy Fugate; and also a step-brother, Jim Holbrook.

Left to cherish her memory are a daughter, Pauline Harvey and her husband, Dayton, of Clyde; her grandchildren, Tina Harrell (Len), of California, Debi Hall (Rick), of Clyde, Jimmy Harvey, of Canton, Susie Sorrells (Larry), of Bethel, Fawn Treat (Russell), of Arkansas, and Wade Harrell (Alicia), of Tennessee; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Graveside funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde. The Rev. Jerry Nelson officiated. The family received friends at Crawford/Ray Funeral Home from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. prior to the graveside service.

Crawford/Ray Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Adams family and words of comfort may be shared at www.crawfordray.com.

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