Opal Irene Smedley

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 31, 2011

July 24, 1923 – Aug. 30, 2011

FERRIDAY — Services for Opal Irene Smedley, 88, of Ferriday, who died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, in Ferriday, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Young’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Cullum officiating.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday.

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Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Smedley was born July 24, 1923, in Clarksville, Texas, the daughter of Oren Stiles Brooks and Naomi Opal Brooks.

Mrs. Smedley was a former manager for Dollar General store and was a member of United Methodist Church in Avery, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Smedley; her parents; one daughter, Jeanie Carroll; and two brothers, Bob Brooks and Buster Brooks.

Survivors include one daughter, June Hines and husband, Jim, of Paris, Texas; one son, Edwin Carroll of Ferriday; one stepson, Billy Smedley of Ferriday; three stepdaughters, Dorothy Gillespie of Winnsboro, La., Brenda Tarver and husband, Wayne, of Ferriday and Bobbie Tucker of Olla, La.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Edwin Carroll, Michael Ennis, Raymond Lemoine, Chris Carroll, Cody Phelps and Wayne Phelps.

Online condolences may be sent to www.youngsfh.com.