Opal Eveleene Hawkins Barlow

Nov. 12, 1931-April 20, 2024


Opal Eveleene Hawkins Barlow, 92, of Sparta, passed away April 20, 2024, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Opal was born Nov. 12, 1931, in DeKalb County, to Clure and Nettie Shaw Hawkins.

She was retired from Red Kap. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, canning from her garden, and working with her flowers.  Her family and friends will always have fond memories of her cooking and baking. Opal was a member of East Sparta Church of God.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Griffin, and a brother, James Hawkins.

Survivors include her daughter, Ginger Elaine Williams and husband Philip, of Rickman; grandsons, Kade Garrison McCormick, Traeton Gray McCormick and wife Hannah; sister, Agnes Hutson, of Englewood, Ohio; father of her daughter, Paul Barlow; special friend and caregiver, Gail Dabbs; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was 11 a.m., April 24, 2024, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Bill Randolph officiated.

Kade McCormick, Traeton McCormick, Alex Saylor, Darrel Dabbs, Taylor Hankal, and David Hankal served as pallbearers.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.