2008-10-30 / Obituaries

Opal L. Wills

Berkeley Springs, 74

Opal Leona Wills, 74, Berkeley Springs, died Monday, October 20, 2008, at Winchester Medical Center.

Born December 16, 1933, in Fulton County, she was the daughter of the late Ellis Edward and Dorothy Amanda Pearl Bishop Hewett.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Glenjoy Payne, and her second husband, Johnnie Franklin Wills Sr.

She attended Fulton County schools.

She worked at Valley View Nursing Home.

She was a member of Mahnes Chapel United Methodist Church and the Independent Church of God.

She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of Morgan County Rescue Service and was a volunteer at their thrift shop.

Surviving are seven daughters: Glenda L. Weller, Vicki J. Mason, Anna M. Somers and Kimberly S. Wills, all of Berkeley Springs; Christine W. Temple, Winchester, Va.; Melissa M. Whitacre of Slanesville, W.Va.; and Elizabeth V. Wills, Tokyo, Japan; three sons: Scotty D. Payne, Crystal, Minn.; and Larry A. Payne and Johnnie F. Wills Jr., both of Berkeley Springs; two sisters: Ruth C. Cain and Hope B. Stotler, both of Berkeley Springs; a brother, Wayne W. Hewett, Baltimore; 32 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty L. Omps; and two brothers: Edward E. and George V. Hewett.

Services were held Thursday, October 23, at 11:00 a.m, at Helsley- Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Spring. Pastors Ada and Lynnie Ambrose officiated. Burial was made in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Sleepy Creek, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403.

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