Opal Faye Kuhn Wallace - Searcy

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Opal Faye Kuhn Wallace, 75, died Dec. 27, 2005, at her home after a short battle with cancer. She was born April 7, 1930, at Caraway to Hazel Hamilton Kuhn and Robert Walter Kuhn. In 1954, she married Lambert M. Wallace, who died in 1981. She was a graduate of Southern Baptist (now Williams) College at Walnut Ridge and had done graduate studies at Arkansas State University and the University of Central Arkansas. Mrs. Wallace had resided at Searcy five years, after living in Lincoln County 40 years, where her husband was a Farm Bureau Agency manager. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Prior to the birth of her children, she taught elementary school in Caraway, Wabbaseka and Stuttgart. As a stay-at-home mom, she was active in civil affairs, especially in garden clubs on both the local and state levels.

She is survived by a son, Mack, and his wife, Vicki Wallace, of Maumelle; two daughters, Madonna and her husband, Jeff Smith, of Calhoun, Ga.; and Rhonda and her husband, Paul Chatham of Stuttgart; four grandsons, Clint Smith and Lambert Smith of Calhoun, and Reed Wallace and Wade Wallace of Maumelle; and two sisters, Eunice Ashabranner of Searcy and Hazel Whistle of Mountain Home.

She was preceded in death by a brother, J.W. Kuhn, and a sister, Martha Clark.

The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Friday in Powell Funeral Home at Searcy with burial at Smyers Cemetery in Aplin.

The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the Southern Christian Home in Morrilton, Harding University or Hospice Home Care.

Condolences may be sent to powellfh@cablelynx.com.