Opal Nae Wolford

March 27, 1946 ~ August 18, 2020 (age 74)


Opal Nae Wolford of Phelps, KY passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at the Pikeville Medical Center of Pikeville, KY.  She was born March 27, 1946 in Williamson, WV to the late Greeley Sr. and Addie “Sawyers” Eldridge. She was 74 years old.  In addition to her parents Opal was preceded in death by a daughter: Teresa G. Wolford, brothers: Greely Jr., George Bruce “Clinton”, Victor “Dorse”, and Luther Eldridge, sisters: Pricie Young, Nettie Coleman, Tracey Eldridge, Corine Sanson and Lucille Ingram.

Opal was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.  She loved to play with her great grandchildren and loved doing hair.  She was of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors remaining to honor her memory include her sister: Ruth Dotson of Phelps, KY, her grandchildren who she raised: Dwayne (Janet Jones) New and Robert Ryan (Brittany) New, great grandchildren: Riley, Laikyn, Jamelyn, Kaylee and Gavin New, special nephews: Shawn and Clayton Eldridge. She is also survived by a host of other family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held in the Jones & West Funeral Home Chapel, Sunday August 23, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastors Harold Layne and Mitchell Bowling officiating.

Burial will follow in the Eldridge Cemetery at Bones Branch of Phelps, KY.

Visitation will be Saturday evening from 6:00-10:00 P.M. with special services at 7:00 P.M.

The Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY is serving the Wolford family.  The guestbook may be signed at



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August 22, 2020

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553

Funeral Service
August 23, 2020

1:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553

Please note
There will be special services at 7:00 P.M. on Saturday
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