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Opal Lee Dunn, age 87, of Lakeland, Florida, formerly of Mountain City, TN, passed away Monday, January 2, 2012. She was a daughter of the late William Webster Morefield and Margaret Catherine Furches Morefield. Ms. Dunn was a member of Vaught’s Gap Baptist Church and her hobbies included sewing, quilting and needlework. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley J. Dunn; son, Willie B. Dunn; grandson, Michael Dunn; sisters, Naomi Wallace, Anna Mae Hackney and Helen Morefield and brothers, Carroll Morefield, Jasper Morefield and Charles Morefield.
Ms. Dunn is survived by three daughters, Shelby Jean Bailey and husband Jack of Lakeland, FL; Amy Henson and husband Eddie of Mountain City, TN and Lora Ann Slemp of Johnson City, TN; one son, Larry Dunn and wife Debbie of Mountain City, TN; grandchildren, Angie Skinner of Lakeland, Fl, Matthew Norris and Bobby Joe Dunn, both of Mountain City, TN, Jamie Dunn and Cody Dunn, both of Richmond, VA, Junior Henson of Hampton, TN and Brandon Henson of Laurel Bloomery, TN; great grandchildren, Kaylea Skinner, Mason Skinner, Elizabeth Norris, Tyler Norris, Paige Norris, Aden Dunn, Elijah Dunn, Elijah Henson and Rylee Henson. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Opal Lee Dunn were conducted Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from Vaught’s Gap Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Johnson, Rev. David Bentley and Rev. Rick Thomason officiating. Music was under the direction of Cheri Jo and Tony Potter. The family received friends from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2012 from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home. Graveside service and interment were held in Sunset Memorial Park Saturday, January 7, 2012 following the funeral service. Active pallbearers were Randy Pardue, Matthew Norris, Bobby Joe Dunn, Don Hassenrick, Cliff Dunn, Roby Dunn and Howard Morefield. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Ray Morefield, Johnny Arnold, Jack Bailey, Eddie Henson and Keith Smith.
Friends may call at the home of Amy and Eddie Henson, 2409 Crackers Neck Road, Mountain City, TN at any time.
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Hux-Lipford Funeral Home and Johnson County Funeral Home are serving the Opal Lee Dunn family.