Lillie Opal Mason, 85, died September 29, at Pikeville Medical Center.
She was a daughter of the late James Woody McElroy and Verdie Ethel Mullins McElroy, amd was born at Big Stone Gap, Va. She was the widow of Okie Mason.
A retired beautician, she was past owner of Opal’s Beauty Shop in Cleveland, Ohio, and was retired from the Copper Comb at Mayking.
Mrs. Mason was a member of the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church, and had lived with her daughter at Millstone, and her son at Thornton.
She was the mother of the late Johnny James Mason, and a sister of the late Dorothy Jean Johnson, Barbara Ann McElroy, Ralph McElroy and Woody Edward McElroy.
She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Jean Meade and husband Stevie of Millstone; a son Ricky Allen Mason and wife Charlene of Thornton; four sisters, Virginia Pauline Mason, Mary Evelyn Bentley and Jenetta Mae Cook, all of Millstone, and Brenda Hazel Fields of Brookeville, Oh.; four brothers, James Goldman ‘Bud’ McElroy, Robert ‘Bob’ Howard McElroy, and Donald Ray McElroy, all of Millstone, and William Larry McElroy of Heartscelle, Ala.; a halfbrother, Emmitt Wood McElroy of Sergent ; four grandchildren, Stephanie Lynn Collins and husband Ronnie of Kimper, Monica Jean Morton and husband Castell of Whitesburg, Stephen Oliver Meade and wife April and Blake Allen Mason and wife Chasity, all of Millstone; and seven great-grandchildren, Emma Lynn Morton, Crystal Collins, Dakota Raleigh Morton, Brady Duane Morton, Bo Jordan Meade, Luke Isaiah Meade and Tucker McKade Watts.
Funeral services were held October 2 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Payne Gap Cemetery.
Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.