January 2, 2010
Holden Beach, NC
Opal Booth Baughn, of Holden Beach and formerly of Moore County died Saturday (January 2, 2010) at Brunswick Community Hospital following a stroke on New Years Eve day.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church of which she was a member conducted by the Rev. William Kilpatrick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall of the church following the service.
A native of Surry County she was a daughter of the late J. Ervin Booth and Ida Flinchum Booth. She retired as a secretary from the NC Department of Transportation. She and her husband the late Thomas A. Baughn shared residence in Carthage and Holden Beach after they retired. For the last several years Mrs. Baughn had been living at Holden Beach. She was very concerned and involved with environmental issues and enjoyed organic gardening. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by: two sisters Pauline B. Harris and Audrey B. Howard.
She is survived by: daughters Brenda B. Cameron and husband Mac of Carthage, Sandra B. Jelovsek and husband Rick of Johnson City, TN; sister Ruby Price of (High Falls) Robbins; brother James Booth of Carthage; grandchildren Thomas H. Cameron and wife Pam of Carthage, Martha C. Owen and husband Johnny of Carthage, Michael Jelovsek of Johnson City, TN; great-grandchildren Bryce Owen and Austin Cameron.
Memorials may be made to: Bethlehem Baptist Church, cemetery fund, c/o Richard Seawell, 3244 Dowd Road, Carthage, NC 28327.
Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage is serving the Baughn family.