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Opal Marsalin Richard, 88, Adair Co., KY (1928-2017)

She was a member of a prominent, highly respected Gradyville, KY family. She was born on Christmas day, 1928, the daughter of the late John Lewis & Myra Hayes Tarter, and the widow of Edgar Richard, her husband of 18 years. She leaves 17 direct living descendants. She was a member of the Gradyville Missionary Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
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Opal Marsalin Richard, age 88 of Gradyville, KY passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Fair Oaks Health System in Jamestown, KY after several weeks illness.

Funeral service wil be Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 3pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Jerry Weedman & Bro. Rocky Morrison the officiating clergy. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, 174 Milltown Church Road, Gradyville, KY. The family requests visiting after 3pmCT on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Brandon Kelley, Anthony Richard, Doug Richard, Jordon Richard, Michael Richard, Phillip Richard, Honorary Pallbearers: Dale Hayes, Dean Hayes, Darrell Pelston, Shelby Pelston, Stevie Pelston, Mark Richard

Opal Marsalin Richard, 88, Adair Co., KY (1928-2017)

She was born in Gradyville, Adair County, KY on December 25, 1928. She was the daughter of the late John Lewis & Myra Hayes Tarter. She died Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Jamestown, Russell County, KY, at the age of 88 years, three months, and 28 days. She married Edgar Richard on March 15, 1947. He preceded her in death on April 13, 1965 She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Junior Tarter and Nolen "Clifford" Tarter, and by one great grandson, Daniel Richard

She is survived by:
  • Two sons: Otley Richard and wife Pat of Gradyville, KY; and Randall Richard and wife Judy, alos of Gradyville, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Mary Ann Branham, Doug (Susie) Richard, Phillip (Dana) Richard, Michael (Laura) Richard

  • Nine great grandchildren MeKensie Kelley and husband Brandon, Anthony Richard, Jordan Richard, Kaylee Richard, Kaden Richard, Jessica Russell and husband Chris, Sierra Fields and husband Petey, Ava Grace and Courtney

  • Two great great grandchildren Ava Lynn Russell & Clark Russell
Mrs. Richard was a member of the Gradyville Missionary Baptist Church and was a homemaker

Send condolences to the family of Opal Marsalin Richard

Donations are suggested to Hospice of Lake Cumberland

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY

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Opal Marsalin Richard, 88, Adair Co., KY (1928-2017)

2017-04-24 - 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

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