Opal Mae Graham, age 79, of Tipton, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 14, 2022 with her loving family by her side. Opal was born on April 16, 1942 in Livingston, Tennessee to her parents, Austin Jones & Dillie (Sells) Jones.
Opal grew up and went to school in Tennessee. Early in life she married Frank Brannum. Though the marriage between Frank & Opal did not work out, they had three beautiful children that they were both very grateful for. Opal married Bob Graham on October 31, 1992; the two enjoyed many years together before Bob passed away in 2018. Opal worked at Hi-Line International in Tipton for many years. And then was employed at Package Right Puzzle Factory in Tipton, where she finally retired.
Opal was an extremely caring mother and grandmother. All of her kids were the pride of her heart and she never missed an opportunity to brag on them. Opal was energetic, very social, and had the ability to brighten anyone’s day. There was nothing Opal loved more than family get togethers and quality time. She loved summertime and could often be found tending to her plants and flowers. Opal’s faith in the Lord was very strong and was incredibly important in her life. She was a member at Generations Church in Tipton. Opal was an amazing woman and will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Those left to carry on Opal’s legacy of love are her children, Barbara (Jack) Blizzard, Robbie Brannum; grandchildren, Tracie (Ben) Ryan, Katie (Justin) Fisher, Travis (Brittney) Scott, Zachary Blizzard; great grandchildren, Kenzie & Caleb Fisher, Hayden, Kaylin & Ryden Scott, Brazen & Beauden Blizzard; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Opal was welcomed into Heaven by her parents, Austin & Dillie Jones; husband, Bob Graham; son, Rickie Brannum; and brothers, Tom Jones and Lowell Jones.
A service celebrating Opal’s life will be held on Friday, March 18, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home, located at 314 N. Main St. in Tipton with Pastor Tim Morrissett and Pastor Travis Morrissett officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home prior to the service from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Burial will take place immediately following the service at Tipton’s Fairview Cemetery.
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