Opal Gravelle McGaha
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Opal Gravelle McGaha

April 20, 1921 - October 08, 2009

Opal Gravelle McGaha

April 20, 1921 - October 08, 2009


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Obituary for Opal Gravelle McGaha

Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Gravelle McGaha, 88 ,of Ferriday, LA will be held at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday, on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 10:00 AM with Bro. Preston Holder officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery , Jena, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday.

Mrs. McGaha was born April 20, 1921 in Jena, LA and passed away Thursday, October 8, 2009 at Crown Health And Rehab of Natchez. She was a resident of Ferriday, a retired Beautician after over 40 years of service, and a member of the Ridgecrest Baptist Church.

She was preceded in Death by:
Father-Henry David Poole
Mother-Nola Neal Poole
Husband-Quinton McGaha
Son-Jerry Gravelle
Grandson-Christopher Shawn Edwards
Brother-Henry Alton Poole
Brother-Johnny David Poole
Sister-Aldis Smith

Survivors include:
Daughter-Kathy Gravelle Edwards of Ferriday, La.
Daughter-Shirley Cliburn of Ferriday,La
Brother-Tommy and his wife Doris Poole of Liberty, Miss.
Sister in Law-Frances Poole of Ferriday, La.
Sister-Elois Ledingham of Birmingham, Ala.
Grandson-Stephen Paul and his wife Michelle Edwards of Ferriday, La.
Grandson-Collin Avery Edwards of Ferriday, La.
Great grandchildren-Chance Edwards, Jarred Edwards, Tori Edwards, Brye Edwards and Stephen Crain

A special thanks to Dr. Barry Tillman and Crown Health & Rehab of Natchez.

The Pallbearers will be Stephen Paul Edwards, Collin Edwards, Chance Edwards, Jarred Edwards, Tim Poole, Ronnie and Jeffery Poole

The family will receive friends at Young's Funeral Home from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM Friday, October 9, 2009.

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