Opal was born Thursday, June 3, 1920 in Macon County, TN, one of six siblings of the late Alfred and Beadie Dycus Kirby. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Joyce Russell, sisters, Wilma Hewitt, Georgia Ferguson and Alberta Kirby and brother, Orden Kirby. She was employed with the former Imperial Reading in Lafayette with 15 years of service and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include: granddaughter, Vickie Claywell and husband, Dickie of Winklers Community, grandson, Ryan Russell and wife, Tammy of Walnut Shade Community, great-granddaughter, Amber Claywell, Winklers Community, great-grandsons, Joshua Wilmore and wife, Dennetria, Daniel Claywell and wife, Jamie, Ethan Russell and wife, Kelly all of Lafayette, Trevor Russell of Walnut Shade Community, son-in-law, Joe Russell of Walnut Shade Community, sister, Loma Brown, Atwood, IL, great-great-grandchildren, Natalie & Alexis Jones, Kaylyn & Dillen Claywell.
Arrangements by Anderson & Son Funeral Home, Red Boiling Springs, TN. 615-699-2191 www.andersonandsonfuneralhomes.com