Opal McCall Newland, 93, of Pulaski, passed away Friday evening Jan. 29, 2010 in the Pulaski Health and Rehab. Born in Bluefield, W.Va. on Jan. 9, 1917 she was the daughter of the late Grover C. and Minnie Cox McCall. She was the widow of Howard B. “Red” Newland. She was also preceeded in death by sisters; Bonnie McCall, Mildred Carper, Nell Lacy, Betty French and brother, Bruce B. McCall, Sr. She graduated from Pulaski High School and Roanoke Business College then went to work at Appalachian Power Company for the next forty years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Pulaski and was a past member of the Pulaski Woman’s Club, the Fine Arts Center and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She is survived by a sister; Lila M. Groseclose of Harrisonburg, Va., a brother; G.C. “Mack” McCall of Nashville, Tn. Several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 at 1 pm from the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hugh Kilgore officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski. Visiting will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. Flowers will be received by Stevens Funeral Home or memorial contributions may be made to The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley, P.O. Box 309, Pulaski, Va., 24301