Saturday, September 1, 2012

Opal Alice (Harris) Kays 1908-1986

Opal Alice Kays, daughter of Allen and Elsie McDaniel Harris, was born on March 22, 1908 in Pulaski County, and departed this life September 20, 1986 at her home, at the age of seventy eight years.

On December 22, 1933, she was united in marriage with John Kays, and to this union was born one son, who survives.

Opal taught school for many years in Pulaski County schools.

In 1950 she transferred her membership from the Union Church in Hazelgreen to the Independence Baptist Church, where she has remained a very faithful and active member.  She served as church secretary and treasurer for many years.

Opal was a lovely Christian lady, who was willing to help a neighbor or friend in need.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 23, 1986 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ed Hamilton and Rev. Raymond McClary officiating.

Resting Place was in the Hazelgreen Cemetery.

Escorts were: Fred Wilson, Virgil Shelton, Keith Lundh, Mayfield Wilson, Jesse Elam and Larry Ogle.

Those surviving include her son John Earl Kays and his wife Barbara of Richland; one sister Bessie Murrell of Richland; two grandchildren Kent and Sherrie; as well as other relatives and a host of many friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Edna Bosel; one brother, Lynn Harris and an infant brother.

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