Opal Thomas Solomon

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Opal Thomas Solomon, 81, of Marshall, died Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Rev. Don Simmons will officiate. Pianist Julie Lewis will play "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace." Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 26, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Pallbearers will be Phil King, Eric Wall, Curtis Wall, Sam Hieronymus, Dale Driskell and Warren Kearney. Burial will be in Hazel Grove Cemetery in Herndon. Memorials are suggested to New Salem Baptist Church in Marshall Junction.

Born April 2, 1922, in Pettis County, she was the daughter of the late Sam Kearney and Bea Smith Kearney. On April 11, 1941, she married Harold Thomas, who preceded her in death Dec. 6, 1958. On June 24, 1967, she married William G. "Bill" Solomon, who preceded her in death Oct. 5, 1996. She had lived in Saline County most of her life, moving from Pettis County. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church, had worked at Marshall Laundry and was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, John E. Thomas of Greer, S.C.; one stepson, John G. Solomon of Jefferson City; one brother, Daniel Kearney of Hughesville; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.