Opal Mae ThompsonDumas, AR, 1918 - 2010
Opal Mae Spann Thompson (Nana) 92 went to be with the Lord on June 4 ,2010. Opal was born Jan. 30, 1918 in Saline County She was preceded in death by her parents, Acie Creed Spann and Nellie Carger Spann; a brother, Olen Spann; and her husband of 58 years, Harold Thompson. She is survived by a daughter, Kay Thompson Canada and husband Bill Canada of Dumas, and three granddaughters, Candi Canada Curtis (Todd) of Little Rock, Kara Beth Canada Crow (Nelson) and Amy Canada White of Dumas. She was also Nana to six great-grandchildren, Jordan and Lauren Curtis, Brant and Nelson Crow, and Emma Grace and Will White. Nana graduated from Keo school in 1936 and State Teachers College. She taught school at England Elementary and worked in the office 24 years before her retirement. Nana was very active in the England community. She was a member of Eastern Star and held various offices. She was active in AARP and the England Cosmopolitan Club. Nana enjoyed volunteer work, especially with the Heifer Project International and the "Watch ME Shine" program at England Elementary Schools. After her retirement, Nana loved to travel. She made it to 48 of our 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Her motto for a long life is: "Love the Lord, love people, work hard, and be happy." She will be truly missed. Visitation will be Sunday, June 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Roller England Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 8, 2010. at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with burial at Mulberry Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Heifer Project, No. 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, Ark. 72202 First Baptist Church 201 East Haywood, England , Ark. 72046 or First Baptist Church 200 East Waterman Dumas, Ark. 71639 Funeral arrangements are by Roller England Funeral Home 501-842-3939. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/england.
Published June 6, 2010
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Roller-England Funeral Home
202 Stuttgart Highway, P.O. Box 97, England, AR