Opal Bernice Simmons
By Kim Swindell Wood | January 2, 2018 6:01 pm
Opal Bernice Simmons, 94, of the Blue Springs community of White County, passed away Dec. 31, 2017, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.
Mrs. Simmons was born April 20, 1923, in White County, to Casto Selby and Lona Bell Robinson Selby.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 44 years, Haskell Ray Simmons; brothers, James, Leonard, J.D, Bill Selby; and sisters, Daisy Selby, Velma Hickey, Bonnie McGowan.
Survivors include one son, Thomas (Linda) Simmons; one daughter, Margaret (James) Eller; grandchildren, Jessica (Randy) Paul, Ray (Angela) Simmons, Regina Simmons, Leah (David) McRae; adopted granddaughter, Rachel Patrick; great-grandchildren, LeAnna Thomas, Jessalyn Paul, Jacob (Whitney) Simmons, Josh Simmons, Ashley (Drew) Brown, Allison Denton, Keifer Notgrass, Bryana Simmons; great-great- grandchildren, Layla Simmons, Mallory Simmons, Kolton Denton, Brooklyn Denton, Emily Notgrass, Ayden Roark, Jackson Simmons, Kamde Brown; sisters, Retha Maxwell, of Sparta, Norma (Ralph) Tucker, of Sparta, Donna (Vernon) Lee, of Alabama; brother, Noble (Bertha) Selby, of Sparta; and sister-in-law, Edna Selby, of Sparta.
She will be missed by a host of friends and family. She was retired from Red Kap.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Jan. 4, 2018, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Bro. Danny Lane and Bro. Freddie Copeland will officiate. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m., Jan. 3, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Ray Simmons, Josh Simmons, Jacob Simmons, Randy Paul, Vernon “Buddy” Lee, David McRae, Drew Brown, and Chris Smith.
Thurman Funeral Home is In charge of the arrangements.