Originally created 07/06/99

Miss Opal Ginn



AVONDALE ESTATES, Ga. -- Miss Opal B. Ginn, a journalist and associate editor for Parade magazine, died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at Briarwood Nursing Center. Miss Ginn, of 898 Stratford Road, was 73.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Rees Funeral Home, Lincolnton, with the Revs. Joan Gray and Craig Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington.

Miss Ginn, a native of Wilkes County, had worked as a journalist on the Washington beat for 43 years, writing for columnists Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson. She had covered the FBI, the Watergate scandal and the Vietnam War. She had been associate editor of Parade magazine for 33 years. She attended Columbia Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include three sisters, Glennola G. Hopkins, Greensboro, N.C., Geneva G. Mayfield, Atlanta, and Marie G. Smalley, Lincolnton.

Pallbearers will be Jack Smalley, Steve Ginn, John Ginn, David Steele, Ronald Johnson, Ralph Stockton, John Hopkins III and Bob Winton.

Friends may call at the residence of Marie Smalley, 275 Humphrey St., Lincolnton.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Augusta Chronicle July 6, 1999