Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Opal Lillian Harris Mauldin

Opal Lillian Harris Mauldin, 96, of Albemarle passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 in Stanly Manor.  Her funeral will be 2 PM Friday, January 19, 2018 in Palestine United Methodist Church with Pastor Kevin McCormac and Pastor Boyd Joyce officiating.  Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care on Thursday evening from 6 until 8 PM.

Born May 13, 1921 in Stanly County, NC she was the daughter of the late Martin Harris and Effie Callicutt Harris.  She was a homemaker and a retired employee of Wiscassett Mills Co. where she worked as a seamstress.  She was the oldest living member of Palestine United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Golden Rule Sunday School Class and choir member.  Mrs. Mauldin loved to garden and crochet.  She was a loving mother and grandmother and her love was returned many times over by her children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Mauldin was preceded in death by her husband Houston Franklin Mauldin.  She is survived by sons Phillip M. Mauldin and wife Barbara of Albemarle, Chris Mauldin and wife Robin of Albemarle, daughter Vivian R. Maner and husband Burrell of Albemarle, brother Ed Harris and wife Hazel of New London, sister Lucille Poplin of Albemarle, 9 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  A son Eddie F. Mauldin, a brother Willard Harris and sisters Evelyn Medlin and Frances Herrin all preceded her in death.

Memorials may be made to the Palestine United Methodist Church, 36414 Palestine Rd., Albemarle NC, 28001 or to the Gideon’s, Stanly North Camp, PO Box 585, Albemarle, NC 28002.


  • Alan & Gail Burris Posted January 16, 2018 4:09 pm

    Have you all in our thoughts and prayers !

  • Brenda Whitley Posted January 16, 2018 4:57 pm

    She was a lovely and precious lady that will be truly missed. Praying for the family.

  • Todd & Ann Hopkins Posted January 16, 2018 5:44 pm

    So sorry for your loss. We will keep each of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Carol Schroeder Posted January 16, 2018 5:52 pm

    So very sorry for your loss, Lillian. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Johnnie and Joy Faulkner Posted January 16, 2018 6:33 pm

    Our prayers are with the family. Opal was such a sweet lady.

  • Al & Pat Blake Posted January 16, 2018 8:12 pm

    Have the family in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord comfort each of your sad hearts and praise His love.

  • Carole Poplin Posted January 17, 2018 12:06 am

    My best to this sweet family. Houston and Opal Mauldin were well respected in the Palestine community, and they were good friends to our family. Love and God’s blessings to the children and grandchildren. You are all special to me.

  • Barbara Simmons Posted January 17, 2018 1:10 pm

    To all of the Mauldin family, I send my deepest regards. To Vivian and her sister Lucille, I am so sorry for your loss. Heaven has a gained a beautiful soul.

  • Hazeline M. Lisk Posted January 17, 2018 3:48 pm

    Wonderful memories from my childhood of being in Opal’s Sunday School Class at Palestine Methodist. Our families blended very well together in sharing church fellowship, work, etc. in “the olden days”. Good era. Phil, Vivian and Chris…you have been so good caring for your mother. My condolences and prayers are with each of you. My love.

  • Carol Shank Posted January 17, 2018 3:52 pm

    Prayers for the family. You had a sweet mom. I worked with her for several years. Praise Jesus Christ for making a way to her heavenly home.. Sending love to this family.

  • Heather Blalock Posted January 17, 2018 4:38 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I know that her & “cille” have much to talk about.

  • Sue Ramsey Posted January 18, 2018 10:26 am

    So sorry for your loss. Peace & prayers to all.

  • Ana Posted January 18, 2018 11:29 am

    Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone can not ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. May God give you and your family comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they resurrected as per John 5:28-29. May these words give you a new hope, with deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.

  • Pam Medlin Posted January 18, 2018 12:51 pm

    Vivian and Family, How sad we are losing our Mom’s generation of brothers and sisters and cousins. Our circle of life continues to begin and end, just as God intended. Miss Opal was a special lady to so many–kind, gentle, faithful to her family, church and God. May you all have peace in knowing how precious she was to so many. You are all in our prayers. Pam and Gary

  • Darlene Almond McCabe Posted January 18, 2018 4:43 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady. I’m sure there are many in heaven carrying on conversations with her. Thoughts and prayers for each and everyone of you.

  • Lynette Smith Whitley Posted January 19, 2018 7:20 am

    With deepest sympathy. Prayers for all the family.

  • Dwight and Vicky Eudy Posted January 20, 2018 12:03 pm

    Vivian and Family. I am so truly sorry for your loss. Opal was in the room next to my mom (Ruby) at Stanly Manor. I would smile and wave at her as I passed her door and she would always smile and wave back to me. What a sweet lady. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all. We are so very sorry.

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