Opal Brown

August 18, 1930 - May 31, 2008
Opal Brown

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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.


Tuesday, June 3, 2008
12:00 AM

Davidson River Cemetery - Directions

Transylvania County,


Tuesday, June 3, 2008
12:00 AM

Providence Baptist Church - Directions
1201 Oakland Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • June 04, 2008
    Trey Bennett says:
    Mike and Dolly, I want you to both know you are in my thoughts. Warmly, Trey

  • June 01, 2008
    Jim & Wini Humphrey says:
    We both want to express our sympathy in the passing of Opal. 55 years is almost a lifetime and we're sure that there will be a void in your life now. However, our faith assures us that she is at rest with our Lord, and that we shall be reunited one day. Our prayers are with you and with your son and daughter during these days of adjusting to the changes that time will bring. May the Holy Spirit be close and comfort you.

  • June 01, 2008
    Jane Gurley says:
    Opal was a gentle soul with a cheerful spirit. My prayers are with you now and in the days to come. I pray for God's comfort and peace to be with you and all of your family. Sincerely, Jane Gurley

  • June 02, 2008
    Charlene & Dick Pierard says:
    We convey our deepest condolences to Bob and the family because of their loss. Opal was a fine person and an inspiration to Bob and we know she will be deeply missed. We wish God's blessing on all of you.

  • June 02, 2008
    William and Patricia Saunders says:
    Dear Family, Our sympathy to all of you on the loss of Opal. We trust the upcoming services will be a comfort and encouraging to your hearts. May God bless and strengthen you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Bill and Pat Aiken, SC Pat -Faye's classmate for twelve years. Many more years for both of us.