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OBIT: Mrs. Opal Green, Age 94, Of Defeated Creek

Mrs. Opal Green

Mrs. Opal Green of the Defeated Creek Community was pronounced dead at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday morning June 20, 2018 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage after going in to congestive heart failure at her Defeated Creek highway home. Mrs. Green was 94.

Her pastor, Eld. Jeff Patterson, officiated at the Friday afternoon June 22nd funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Following the 3 p.m. services burial was in the Section Three of the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens beside her husband and infant son.

One of six children, she was the only daughter of the late Herlin Luster Dillehay who died at the age of 103 on November 13, 1998 and Eva Alberta Taylor Dillehay who died at the age of 97 on August 3, 1988 and was born Opal Ruth Dillehay in the Defeated Creek Community on January 9, 1994.

Four of her five brothers preceded her in death, Fletcher Roosevelt “Potch” Dillehay who died June 30, 1996 at the age of 78, Jewel Lee “Dutter” Dillehay who died March 25, 1999 at the age of 77, James Taylor “Teefer” Dillehay who died February 14, 2009 at the age of 78 and Raymon Shayne “Rid” Dillehay who died March 11, 2012 at the age of 86.

In Rossville, Georgia on March 23, 1946 she was united in marriage to Difficult Community native Cecil Allen Green who preceded her in death on June 25, 2006 at the age of 85.

They were preceded in death by an infant son, Bobby Luster Green who died November 20, 1962.

Also preceding Mrs. Green in death was her son-in-law, United States Air Force Vietnam Veteran, Staff Sargent Bruce Elden Parr who died February 18, 2017 at the age of 72.

Mrs. Green was a retired Deputy Smith County Circuit Court Clerk under her sister-in-law Mettie Jane Anderson Dillehay who served from 1966 thru 1978.

She had been a faithful and dedicated member of the Friendship Primitive Baptist Church in the Defeated Creek Community since the age of 16 in 1940.

Surviving are her two children, Brenda Green Parr of the Turkey Creek Community and Randall Green of the Defeated Creek Community; brother, Lester “Coot” Dillehay and wife Evelyn Shrum Dillehay of Mt. Juliet; two granddaughters, Kim Parr Harris and husband Chris of the Kempville Community and Heather Parr Kenyon of Gordonsville; three great-grandchildren, Justin Harris and wife Kelsey, Seth Harris, Emily Kenyon; two great-great-grandchildren, Ares and AnnaLee Harris.

The Green family requests memorials to the Friendship Primitive Baptist Church.