Opal P. Ridley 1929-2022

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Opal Phifer Ridley, 93, of Camden, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, at her home surrounded by her loving family. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m., at Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church with Derrick Jowers and Randy Thompson officiating. Burial followed at Crossroads Cemetery. Oakdale Funeral Home of Camden was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ridley was born Jan. 14, 1929, in Camden, to the late James T. Johnson and Barbara A. Cox Johnson. She was a Lifetime member of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Clemmie Phifer, second husband, Duane Ridley, a son, Phillip Phifer, a grandson, David Dodd, 10 brothers and sisters, Elgie and Nellie Johnson, Ora Cole, Gladys Shannon, Coleman, Lester P., John T., Granville and Clayton Johnson and Levona Brinkley. 

She is survived by nine children, Roger (Ruthie) Phifer, of Lexington, Alicia (Danny) Stockdale, Nelda (Tommy) Ridley, Anita Barton, and Gary Phifer, all of Camden; Debra (Jerry) Cobb and Nancy (Brent) Eubank, both of Huntingdon, Jackie Phifer, of Paris, and Jimmy (Kris) Phifer, of Jackson; 21 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren; special friend to the family, Shane Finney, and special friend for 88 years, Claude Tyner, of Vienna, Va.

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