Opal Orr Brown, 77, of Hendersonville, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008. A native of Pisgah Forest, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Ida Lyday Orr. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde Orr, James Orr and Robert E. Orr; and two sisters, Emogene Spates and Ann Orr.
She was a graduate Brevard High School and a 1971 graduate of The Ohio State University. She retired in 1994 after a number of years as a Credit Representative with Ashland Oil Company.
Opal was a member of Providence Baptist Church and was active in several church groups. She loved reading.
Survivors include her husband of nearly 55 years, Bobby Brown; one son, Michael Brown and wife Dolly of Mt. Pleasant, SC; one daughter, Catherine Lynn Brown of Hendersonville; two sisters, Faye Orr of Etowah and Louise Tinsley and husband Frank of Brevard; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 3, 2008, 10am at Davidson River Cemetery in Transylvania County. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 3, 2008, 2pm at Providence Baptist Church in Hendersonville. Dr. Randall Wright and Rev. Gail Coulter will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Providence Baptist Church Building Fund, 1201 Oakland Street, Hendersonville, NC, 28792 or The American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.