Opal (Johnson) WhitsonMay 30, 1927 ~ October 6, 2017 (age 90)
Opal Whitson, 90, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord Friday, October 6, 2017, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late C. A. and Alza Phillips Johnson, and the wife of Albert Whitson who died in 1975. She was also preceded in death by a daughter: Carcie Lee Whitson; and several brothers and sisters. Opal was a retired cook from the Yancey Child Development Center.
Surviving are daughters: Betty Brawley, Freda Grandt and husband, David, and Darlene Vincent and husband, Mike, all of Mooresville, Donna Jones and husband, Terry, of Canton, and Ronna Jones and husband, Roger, of Burnsville; a son: Gary Whitson of Spruce Pine; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and, a great, great granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 2PM Sunday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Revs. Ralph Hedrick and Randal Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in the Whitson-Atkins Cemetery at Ramseytown.
The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.