As of Thursday, February 2, 2012
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Mrs. Opal M. West, age 81 of Conyers, died Wednesday, February 1, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Audrey Merritt; brother, F.A. Merritt and sister-in-law, Sarah Merritt. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ray West; son, Marland West; daughter, Bonnie West; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Judy Merritt; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jackie and Bobby Housworth, Carolyn and Perry Conner; Deloris Maddox; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Marie Waites, Carole and Lester Erving; a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. West was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She worked for A&P and Colonial Stores for 21 years and operated her own business, Country Corral Western Store, for 14 years. She also worked for Rockdale County School System. Opal enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and gardening. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Scot Ward’s Green Meadow Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Hughes and Rev. Randy Reese officiating; interment will follow at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.scotward.com. Scot Ward Funeral Services, 699 American Legion Road, Conyers, GA 30012, 770-483-7216.