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Opal Lee Mills

May 17, 1931November 10, 2020

Maggie Valley-Opal Setzer Mills, 89, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Opal was born in Haywood County on May 17, 1931, to the late Wilburn and Effie Evans Setzer. She enjoyed working in her flowers, canning, working in her garden. Opal will be remembered for her faithful attendance at Victory Baptist Church and singing in the church choir as well as singing with others in the church.

In addition to her parents, Opal was preceded in death by her husband Harry “Ed” Mills; sisters, Mildred Nelson, Gertrude Sheehan, Bessie Grooms, Lucy Ward, and Sarah McMahan; and brother, Verlin Setzer.

Opal is survived by her daughter, Eddie Mills Ward and her husband Harry Lee Ward, Jr.; very special grandson, Tanner Ward; sisters Jane Cable and Ruth Russell (Sam); special niece, Donna Rathbone; special caregiver, Tami Ward; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, November 12, in the chapel of Garrett Funerals and Cremations with the Reverend Jerry Nelson and the Reverend Millard Grant officiating. Burial will follow at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Victory Baptist Church Choir at PO Box 820, Maggie Valley, NC 28751.

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Marie Swanger

November 14, 2020

Eddie, Junior and Tanner. I am so sorry for the loss of your precious loved one. Such a sweet lady. I will thinking about you and praying God will give you comfort during this time. Marie Swanger

Cheryl Setzer

November 14, 2020

Eddie Sue,Family we are so sorry on the loss of your mom,you all are in our hearts,thoughts,prayers.Lynn Setzer,Junior Carpenter

Sherry Gillett

November 14, 2020

I am so sorry for this great loss of such a wonderful saint of Christ. I loved Ms. Opal dearly. I loved to hear her sing. She will be missed. Praying for all of you.
Love you guys . Sherry

Phyllis Rogers

November 12, 2020

Eddie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your sweet mama’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Phyllis and Teddy Rogers

Roger Reeves

November 12, 2020

Dear family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.
Miss. Opal was a true light to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.
It was a joy and pleasure to have known her and an honor to occasionally play guitar for her as she sang. We can only imagine the rejoicing going on in heaven at this time.
With Love,
Roger, Sylvia and Daniel Reeves

Becky Howell

November 12, 2020

Eddie Sue: I'm so sorry to hear of your mama's passing. She was a lovely lady who will be missed dearly. My prayers are with you and the rest of the family.

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