Opal Brand

Opal Brand, 91, of Poteau died Monday,Aug. 1, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark.Opal was born Jan. 14, 1920, in ArbuckleIsland, Ark., to Monroe and Minnie(Sturgeon) Mays. She was a grocery storeclerk. She was preceded in death by herparents; husband, Arvil N. Brand; baby,Arlene; four brothers, three sisters andthree grandchildren.Survivors include four daughters, Lorene Johns ofOklahoma City, Alta Crandell of Moore, Betty Phillips ofDekalb, Texas, and Valeria Brand of Poteau; four sons,Ovil Brand of Howe, Arland Brand of Oklahoma City,Melford Brand of Monroe and Edward Brand of Poteau;22 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 5 great greatgrandchildren.Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, atEvans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with The Revs. RogerMattox and Jim Cook officiating. Burial will be in VaughnCemetery, Gilmore.Online messages may be left at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.Arrangements are under the direction of Evans andMiller Funeral Home, Poteau.