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Obituary: Opal Wesley, 94, member Columbia Christian Church


Mrs. Wesley was a member of a prominent, highly respected Glens Fork family and had been a grocery merchant in the community for many years.

Opal Wesley, 94, a resident of Summit Manor & Rehab, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at 4:55pmCT, at Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia, KY.

The funeral service will be Friday, May 31, 2008, at 1:00pm CT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY with Bro. Raymond Martin the officiating clergy.

She was born September 3, 1913, the daughter of the late Mont and Mary Collins Grant and the widow of Edwin Hugh Wesley, who preceded her in death on June 8, 1991.

She is survived by the following:
  • Three brothers-in-law: Eulon Wesley, Campellsville, KY; Creel Wesley of Michigan; and Don Wesley of North Carolina.

  • Special friends and care givers: Earl and Bonnie Bradshaw of Columbia, KY

  • And a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by the following: three infant brothers; brother in law Larney Wesley, SR; four sisters in law, Evelyn Ashbrook, Hazel Wesley, Hortense Wesley, and Mary Sue Wesley..

She was a member of the Columbia Christian Church and was a grocery merchant in Glens Fork for many years.

Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, Liberty Road, Columbia, KY.

Visitation will be after 4:30pm, Thursday, May 29, 2008, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, Columbia, KY.

Pallbearers are Earl Bradshaw, Danny Wesley, Timmy Wesley, Larney Wesley, Jr., and Raymond Grant, and Michael Watson.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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