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1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
Opal Henley

Opal Virginia Henley (Harrison)

Wednesday, June 15th, 1921 - Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Opal Virginia Harrison Henley, age 97, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 12, 2019. Opal was born on June 15, 1921, to James Hampton Harrison and Jo Ann Fisher Harrison. She married Earl H. Henley on September 12, 1949. During their almost 56 years together they lived in Knoxville, Johnson City and Signal Mountain before settling in Athens, Tennessee, where Earl practiced law until he was appointed Chancellor of the Tenth Judicial District in 1969.When Earl first began his law practice in Athens, Opal provided support by serving as his secretary. Earl and Opal Henley were active members at Keith United Methodist Church. She was an avid bridge player and thoroughly enjoyed working outdoors. Opal was an excellent cook and her hobbies included antiquing, reading, and sewing.

Her sweet disposition, compassionate nature and beautiful smile with a twinkle in her eye will remain in the hearts and memories of all who knew and loved her. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend.

Preceded in death by her husband Chancellor Earl H. Henley; sisters Virgie Ferguson of Spring City, TN; Margie Higgs of Paris, TN;Mary Ruth Scheuerman of Lebanon, TN; Edith George of Merritt Island, FL; Helen Abbott of Little Rock, AR; Hazel Hurst of Delray Beach, FL; two brothers, Joseph Clark Harrison of Lebanon, TN; James W. Harrison of Spring City, TN.

Opal is survived by sons Stephen (Denise) Henley of Brentwood, TN, David Henley of Knoxville, TN; daughter, Alice (Phillips) Henley of Nashville, TN, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express appreciation to the caregivers at Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Athens, TN and Belmont Village Assisted Living in Nashville, TN, for their love and support.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm at Cedar Grove Cemetery on Friday, March 15, 2019, with Rev. David Graybeal of Keith Memorial United Methodist Church presiding.

Pallbearers will be Cary Davis, Jimmy Harrison, Todd Jewell, Bo Perkinson, Dick Pelley, and Chuck Ziegler.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chancellor Earl H. and Mrs. Opal H. Henley Scholarship at Tennessee Wesleyan University, 204 East College Street, Athens, TN 37303; Keith Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1, Athens, TN 37371-0001; or to a charity of your choice.
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    Friday, March 15th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday, March 15th, 2019 2:00pm
    Cedar Grove Cemetery
    Hill Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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