April 23, 1928 ~ August 4, 2019

Born in: Old Fort, NC
Resided in: Arden, NC

Opal Reed, 91, of Arden, died Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Universal Healthcare Center in Fletcher.

A native of McDowell County, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Esther Huntley Reed. She was also preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.

Opal loved her family and is survived by one son, Bill Reed and his wife, Lynn; one granddaughter, Andrea Matthews; two great-grandsons, Garrett and Graham Matthews; one sister, June Freck; one brother, Arnold Reed, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Green Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in Opal’s name to First Baptist Spartanburg, 250 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: August 9, 2019 11:00 am

Green Hills Cemetery
25 New Leicester Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28806

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. My Dear Aunt Opal, I’m saddened to hear that you’ve passed. I recall many summers visiting you and sharing family stories. I especially enjoyed those times when I could spend the night with you. We shared some great stories, had great food and laughter. Thanks so much for all your love and support, your enthusiasm, loving spirit and the fun times on my visits with you! May you rest in peace and know that you were loved. Your niece Kim Hansen.

  2. Sorry I didn’t find you sooner. I have waited all my life to find you. Love your truly, your lost but found daughter.


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