Mrs. Opal Blanks Locklear, 91, of 6618 Hwy 72 West, Pembroke, NC was born May 24, 1924 and departed this life on February 13, 2016, at Southeastern Hospice House, Lumberton, NC. She is preceded in death by her parents Mr. Clarence and Mrs. Bessie Blanks Wilkins; a son Mr. Arthur Harold Locklear; one sister Mrs. Ruby Blanks Carter and a brother Mr. Barrington Blanks.
The funeral will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Mt. Airy Baptist Church with the Revs: Dr. Michael Cummings, Steve Strickland, and Keith Long officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Airy Church Cemetery.
She leaves to cherish her memories, a daughter: Mrs. Brenda Lowry-Scott (Rev. Willie Scott); three grandchildren: Mr. Christopher Dale Lowry, Mr. Clarence Kelly Lowry (Robbin), and Mr. Corey Stephen Lowry; Five great-grandchildren: Kasey Lynn Lowry, Breeonna Leigh Lowry, Haley Elizabeth Lowry, Chance Maclyn Lowery and Harley Daylon Lowry and one great-great grandson: Kinston Christopher Locklear.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at Mt. Airy Baptist Church.