- January 31, 1924 - April 17, 2017
- Mcdonough, Georgia
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Mrs. Opal Othela Leatherwood, age 93 of Hampton, Georgia passed away April 17, 2017. She was born in Randolph County, Alabama to the late Alonzo Myles and Tommie Myrtice Allgood Medley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin H. Leatherwood and by 16 siblings and many nieces and nephews. She was a substitute teacher for over 20 years at Riverdale Elementary School. Mama or Sweet Aunt Opal as she was affectionately known loved her family, attending church, reading her Bible, watching Andy Griffith and completing word searches. She had been a Sunday school teacher and a member of the church choir. Survivors include her children, Bobby (Jo) Leatherwood of Riverdale, Terry (Cathy) Leatherwood of Jonesboro, Debby Wesley of McDonough and Merry (Dennis) Malone of Atlanta; 15 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 12:00 PM in the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Minister David Riner will officiate. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. Friends may visit the family Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough (770.914.8833). To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website, www.haistenfunerals.com.