(ROANOKE) The funeral for Opal Farr Blackmon, 76, of Roanoke will be Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Bro. Ricky Emery and Bro. Derek Farr officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Mrs. Blackmon will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to services on Wednesday.

Mrs. Blackmon passed away Sunday, Sept. 5, at her residence.

A Randolph County native, Mrs. Blackmon was born Nov. 2, 1944, the daughter of Britt and Leola Hallman Farr. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and worked as a weaver for Amoco.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Blackmon of Roanoke; son, Dwight Blackmon of Roanoke; four grandchildren, Crystal Peace (Steve) of Tallapoosa, Ga., and Timothy Blackmon (Nikki), Mary Earnest and Nicole Dabbs (Caleb), all of Roanoke; 17 great-grandchildren; and brother, Donald Farr of Roanoke. Mrs. Blackmon was preceded in death by her parents; grandchild, Kyle Blackmon; sisters, Frances Sawyer, Virginia Yates, Winfred "Freddy" McCard; and brothers, Lindsey Farr, Jimmy Farr and Howard Farr.

Pallbearers will be Cody Cohran, Austin Heard, Ethan Peace, Jamie Farr, James Norred and Randy Farr.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.quattlebaumfuneralhome.com.

Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke.

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