Opal Pearl Head Abner was born on October 26, 1941 in Kentucky to Dorothy Thea Needham Head (1920—1987) and Willie Oscar Head (1917—1979). Her father and paternal grandfather were farmers in Kentucky. She had an older sister, Edna Jane Abrams Pollard, born in 1939. She lived in Richmond, Indiana for at least 15 years, and died there on August 25, 2008 at the age of 66.
1. Kentucky, Birth Index, 1911-1999 Name: Opal P Head Date of Birth: 26 Oct 1941 County: Boone Mother's Name: Dorothy Needham Volume Number: 124 Certificate Number: 61700 Volume Year: 1942 Source Information: Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Birth Index, 1911-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
2. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current Name: Opal P. Abner Last Residence: 47374 Richmond, Wayne, Indiana Born: 26 Oct 1941 Died: 25 Aug 2008 State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (1958-1959) Source Citation: ; Issue State: Indiana; Issue Date: 1958-1959. Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.