WINDER - Opal Spence Deaton, 90, died Monday, December 31, 2012.
Born in Barrow County, she was a daughter of the late Olin and Annie Mae Chapman Spence. Mrs. Deaton was preceded in death by her husband, Golden R. Deaton; and a son, Roger Lamar Deaton. She was the salutatorian of her eighth grade class at County Line Elementary School in 1934 and was a 1937 graduate of Winder High School. She was a homemaker and a member of Sharon Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Cronic, Winder; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Marilyn Deaton, Xenia, Ill.; grandchildren, Jason Scott, Jarrod Scott, Elizabeth Deaton, Katherine Deaton and Tanya Feldhake; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Sarah Pentecost, Winder.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 3, at 11 a.m., from the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Jon Reed and Jason Scott officiating. Interment will be in Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, January 2, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be made in Mrs. Deaton’s name to the church or charity of choice.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.