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Opal Mae Roach

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Opal Mae Roach, 66, of Evening Shade died Oct. 15, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Born March 8, 1937, at Athens, Ala., she was the daughter of Emery Wade and Lossie Irene Gatlin Carter.

She was a homemaker and a Christian.

Survivors include her husband, R.V. Roach of the home; five sons -- James Roach of Poughkeepsie, Randy Roach and Anthony Roach, both of Casa Grande, Ariz., Jerry Roach of Evening Shade, and Ricky Roach of Springfield, Ill.; two daughters -- Joyce Roach of Florence, Ariz., and Shirley Carpenter of Poughkeepsie; four brothers -- Columbus Carter, Douglas Carter, Drewey Carter and William Carter, all of Lepanto; a sister, Joyce Kelly of Dyess; 18 grandchildren -- Brian Roach of Coolidge, Ariz., Paul Roach, Tina Lawson and Daniel Roach, all of Blytheville, Casey Carpenter, Jason Carpenter, Nicole Koch, Johnny Carpenter, Timothy Carpenter, Michael Carpenter, Joseph Carpenter, Jessica Carpenter and Sharif Carpenter, all of Poughkeepsie; Cynthia Knight of Casper, Wyo., Kelsey Brooke Story of Lepanto, Debra Cornish of Jonesboro, Jackie Olguin of Casa Grande, and Madeline Randell of Florence, Ariz.; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers -- Rufus Carter and T.C. Carter; three sisters -- Mabel Harris, Floramae Hall and Macie Elizabeth Carter.

The funeral was Oct. 18 at Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Richard Hawkins officiating. Burial followed in Powell's Chapel Cemetery near Poughkeepsie with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Pallbearers were Paul Roach, Daniel Roach, Casey Carpenter, Jason Carpenter, Michael Carpenter and Joseph Carpenter.

Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Carpenter and Timothy Carpenter.