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Opal Lee Lane Chapman

• Jan 15, 2020 at 2:40 PM

Opal Lee Lane Chapman passed away peacefully on January 14, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at Holston Valley Medical Center. 

She was 91 years old.  A lifelong resident of Scott and Hawkins County, she was the daughter of the late Tilda and William Barnette.

A Virginia native, Opal was well-loved by her family and friends and dedicated her life to helping others. Opal was the mother of eight children and always made time for her family and friends. She provided support and love not only for her family, but worked tirelessly to provide care for others in need.  She was a simple lady who never sought praise for herself but would proudly boast about her family whom she dearly cherished.

She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend to many and lived her life helping others. She will be remembered for her generosity and love to her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Opal was preceded in death by her first husband, Dow Mack Lane, and her second husband Lee Chapman; three sisters, Monie Reed, Kathleen Barnette and Faye Paine; two brothers, Johnny and Joe Lane; Step-father, Ray Lane; and son, Leonard (Butch) Lane.

Survivors include : two daughters, Linda Reed, Patsy Snapp (Danny); sons, Mack Lane (Glenda) , Dutchey Lane (Kathie), Herbert Lane ( Kathy), David Lane (Susan), Rocky Lane (Joanna), and daughter-in-law, Mary Lane (Butch); brother, Darrell Lane (Betty); 18 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 PM Friday, January 17, 2020, in the Carter Trent Funeral Home in Church Hill, Tennessee. The funeral service will follow at 2 PM with the Reverend Andy Sensabaugh officiating. The graveside committal service will be conducted immediately following, in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in Mt. Carmel, Tennessee. Active pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family would like to express their thanks to Dr. Steven Baumrucker and the Comfort Care and Hospice Staff at HVMC for their loving care, true compassion, and professionalism.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.cartertrent.com.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill, is serving the Chapman family.