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Obituary for Opal S. Kiker

Opal Stricklin Kiker, age 97 of Atlanta, GA passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at her home. Opal was born February 18, 1920, in Jasper, AL. After several moves, she and her family settled in Atlanta in 1953. Opal was a loyal, long-time employee of Dan Martin Flowers in Buckhead for 37 years. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed growing a wide variety of plants and flowers that she cared for meticulously at her home. Opal was a member of Collins Memorial United Methodist Church in Atlanta for many years. Preceding Mrs. Kiker in death is her husband Andrew "Dear" Garfield Kiker and daughter Judy Ann Kiker. She is survived by her sons, AJ (Sara) Kiker of Gainesville, Jerald (Phyllis) Kiker of Marietta, sisters, Edna Yarbrough of Mableton, Mary Kennedy of Jacksonville, FL, granddaughters, Kelly (Chip) Rice and Karen (Thad) Baird, great grandchildren, Abbey Baird, Carter, Conner and Clarkston Rice, grand God-daughter, Shea Stout, (Junior) of Oxford, MS. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude for the love and support shown to Opal by her at-home caregivers over the past several years. They are truly indebted for the special care that each of them showed her during the later years of her life. A funeral service will be held 2 pm Monday, July 3, 2017, in the chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home, 2950 King Street, Smyrna. Interment will be in Crest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-6 pm Sunday, July 2 and from 1-2 pm Monday, July 3 at the funeral home. Donations in Opal’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 250 Williams St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303. www.CarmichaelCares.com


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Visitation

Sunday

2

Jul

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Smyrna

2950 King Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

Visitation

Monday

3

Jul

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Smyrna

2950 King Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

Service

Monday

3

Jul

2:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Smyrna

2950 King Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

Graveside

Monday

3

Jul

3:00 PM
Crest Lawn Memorial Park

2000 Marietta Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30318

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