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Opal Morgan Cross

April 8, 1923 — February 14, 2015

Opal Cross, 91, a native and lifelong resident of Polk County passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015 at her residence. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending time with her family and friends. Mrs. Cross was preceded in death by her husband, Thad Cross; parents, Bert and Daisy Haulk Morgan; daughters, Kathleen Lee and Patsy Morgan; brothers, Norris and L. B. Morgan; sister, Viola Cronan. She is survived by her children: Opal Dean (David) Farris, Faye (Joe) Bain, Linda (Tom) Blackwell, Gene (Shelia) Cross all of Benton, TN, Mary (Ray) Ingram of Etowah,TN; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with the Reverend Richard Chastain officiating. Interment will follow at Brock-Mt. View Cemetery. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the funeral home. Pallbearers are Billy Ingram, Pete Morgan, Chad Cross, Korey Dockery, Daniel Farris and Ricky Butler. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Ingram and Richard Bain. We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Cross family guestbook at
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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