Mrs. Opal Spence Deaton, age 90 of Winder died December 31, 2012.
Born in Barrow County, she was a daughter of the late Olin and Annie Mae Chapman Spence. Mrs. Deaton was preceded 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.
Surviving are: daughter, Ann Cronic of Winder; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Marilyn Deaton of Xenia, Illinois; grandchildren, Jason Scott, Jarrod Scott, Elizabeth Deaton, Katherine Deaton and Tanya Feldhake; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Sarah Pentecost of Winder.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 3 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Carter Funeral Home with Rev. Jon Reed and Jason Scott officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 2 from 4-7 P. M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flowers are welcomed or memorials in Mrs. Deaton's name may be made to the church or
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.