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Opal Mincey Beaver
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Opal Mincey Beaver, 79, of Lilburn, died April 13, 2015.

Opal was born April 7, 1936 in Lumpkin County to the late Frank and Docia Mincey.

After graduation from Lumpkin County High School, she moved to Atlanta and began her working career at Sears, after which she worked 17 years for Gulf Oil. She then worked 14 years for Liberty Mutual until her retirement.

Opal enjoyed doing volunteer work at Emory Hospital.

She grew up in her home church of Nimblewill and later moved to Lilburn First Baptist Church.

Her sisters, Bonnie Wishon, Verdell Thomas; and brothers, Johnnie Mincey and Leon Mincey, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Gary D. Beaver; stepsons, Keith Beaver of Decatur, David Beaver of Lilburn; sister, Nina Moss of Dahlonega; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. April 18 at Nimblewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Dean Pugh officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations were requested made to Nimblewill Baptist Church, c/o Robert Coker, 2897 Nimblewill Church Rd., Dahlonega, GA 30533.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.