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“The Mena/Oden District Ranger Employees send our condolences to Terry Whitley and family. Our prayers are with you during this difficult and painful...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Katrina Sisk - Mena, AR

“Lifting you and your family in prayer. ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: Joe and Tracy Miller - Glenwood, AR

“My condolences to the family.I went to school with Opal at Okolona,AR.My prayers and thoughts will be with the family. Marvin Sloan ”
3 of 27 | Posted by: Marvin Sloan - Sterlington, LA

“Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your Mother. We know she is now with our Lord Jesus. Any pain and suffering was left on this earth when she...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Bob & Mary Ann Welch - MI

“So sorry for your lost ”
5 of 27 | Posted by: mandy bunn - arkadelphia, AR

“We are thinking of each of you on this day! Our positive thoughts and prayers are with you! ”
6 of 27 | Posted by: Ted & Susie Egleston - Hopper, AR

“Terry and Family, our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. It is never easy to let go of our loved ones but just...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Karen and Fred Murphy - Mena, AR

“Terry and family, I am sorry to hear about your mother passing away. I pray that the Lord will comfort you and your family the day of the funeral...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Nickey Strahan - Magnet Cove, AR

“So sorry to read of Opal`s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
9 of 27 | Posted by: Toddie and Fred Dean - AR

“sorry for your loss ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: lonnie smithpeters - arkadelphia, AR

“love to you all during this time ”
11 of 27 | Posted by: Ina Rogers - gurdon ark 71743, AR

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Jeff & Denise Olson - Mena, AR

“I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers and thoughts throughout the coming days. ”
13 of 27 | Posted by: Teresa Williamson - Russellville, AR

“Terry and family, we are thinking and praying for all of you. I thought the world of Uncle Floyd and Aunt Opal. They are now rejoicing together in...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Terry & Sherry Thomason - AR

“Sorry for your loss. ”
15 of 27 | Posted by: Phyllis Cogburn - Amity, AR

“Terry, we are sorry to hear about your Mom. You and your family are in our prayers...we are thankful that faith, friends, and family will help ease...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Brenda & Tommy Downs - AR

“So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: Larry and Sherry Deaton - Hopper, AR

“Terry and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Tracy Farley - Russellville, AR

“To Terry Whitley and family - I know that it is never easy to say goodbye. I send my heartfelt condolences. ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Alett Little - Hot Springs, AR

“So sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in my prayers. ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Pamela Caldwell - Norman, AR

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Whitley family during this time. ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: Scott Roberts - Russellville, AR

“Opel was a dear friend of mine, and others here at Village Creek. We are so very sad at her passing. We will miss her sweet ways and smile. ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Dolly Bailey - Arkadelphia, AR

“We are so sorry to hear about Opal. We have been out of town and will be unable to attend because Melvin has a doctors appointment that cannot be...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Melvin and Betty Whitley - AR

“Miss Opal was such a sweet and kind person. We rejoice that she is now walking the streets of Heaven. Prayers of comfort for her family. ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Randy and Linda Kizer - AR

“Opal was a dear friend and I always enjoyed visiting with her. She was a lovely lady and I will miss her. May God bless you. My prayers are with...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Margaret Robertson - Arkadelphia, AR

“Terry, Lisa, Spencer, Garrett & family: I mourn with you in your loss but celebrate that another saint has finally made it home! May God envelope you...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Wood - Russellville, AR

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. I pray that God grants you peace and comfort. Please know that your extended family...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Ibis Dawson - Conway, AR


Opal Whitley Anderson, age 78, of Arkadelphia, died Monday, March 12, 2012. She was born on June 28, 1933, at Okolona, the daughter of William Brumette Smithpeters and Lutishia McGooghan Smithpeters. On November 9, 1963, she married Floyd Whitley who preceded her in death on October 28, 1992. On November 3, 1995, she married Curtis Anderson, who preceded her in death on September 4, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Bill Smithpeters, Virgil Smithpeters, Roy Smithpeters, W. B. Smithpeters, Doyle Smithpeters and J. C. Smithpeters; and three sisters, Lois Davis, Esther James and Tug Stewart. She was a lifetime resident of Arkadelphia, a member of the Park Hill Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was employed by Levi Manufacturing for fifteen years and enjoyed counted cross-stitch, cooking and reading. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Lisa Whitley of Glenwood; two grandchildren, Spencer Whitley and Garrett Whitley both of Glenwood; one sister and brother-in-law, Freda Sue and George Barfield of Bald Knob; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood with Bro. Erby Burgess and Dr. Lewis Shepherd officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Interment will be in the Caney Cemetery in Bismarck under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood. Pallbearers will be Garrett Whitley, R. C. Daniel, Jeff Smithpeters, Rusty Manning, Jay Smithpeters and Jesse Hack. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Twin Rivers Health and Rehab and the members of the Joy Sunday School class. Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.

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