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Opal Maebel Chastain

March 6, 1932 — December 30, 2022

Opal Maebel Chastain, 90, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2022, in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Opal was born on March 6, 1932, in Balsam Grove, North Carolina, to Elzie and Sonora McCall. She graduated from Rosman High School in 1952. She married Talmage Richmond, "TR" on August 1,1952 in Pickens, South Carolina. Opal was best known for her love of Jesus, her family and music. She was a member of Arkana Baptist Church. Opal had many friends in the community and loved people with the love of the Lord. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, and traveling across the country visiting state and national parks with her late husband TR. She treasured her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren singing to them and telling them stories. Opal was a blessed woman of God and valued her family, leaving a legacy and example shining throughout the generations for all of us, beloved by all who knew her.

Opal is survived by her children Jane (Keith) Byrd, Tony (Patti) Chastain, Trish Hamilton, and Layne (Cheryl) Chastain; her younger sister, Clara (Dan) McCall, and beloved by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Mary Matheson; son-in-law, Jack Hamilton; granddaughter, Jessica Chastain; granddaughter-in-law, Angel Byrd; and sisters, Della Aiken, Ola Hall, and Willow Mae Perry.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 3, 2023, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at 11:00 am at Arkana Baptist Church, with Reverend Keith Byrd officiating. Visitation and graveside services will be held at Shoal Creek Baptist Church, (date and time to be determined) in Balsam Grove, North Carolina.

Memorial donations may be made in Opal's name to Arkana Baptist Church or the Shoal Creek Baptist Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Kirby & Family Funeral & Cremation Services - Mountain Home, Arkansas. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at .
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, January 3, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Kirby & Family Funeral & Cremation Services - Mountain Home, Arkansas

, Mountain Home, AR 72653

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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