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Opal Annie Thomas, 97, of Pert, Texas, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, January 26, 2018. She was born January 13, 1921 in Gilmer, Texas to Nina Jewel Williams and Jean D. Williams.
She is survived by a son, Jean (Ani) Bammel; two daughters, Connie Davis and Beverly Bammel; 4 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Kenneth H. Thomas; sisters, Corine Scharff and Velma Lee Hall; brother, Jean Dennis Williams and both parents.
Opal loved to dance, enjoyed the outdoors and could out-fish and out-hunt the best of them. However, her greatest joy was her family. She loved family gatherings where she could visit and spend time with the ones she loved. She will be greatly missed by all.
A memorial service will be held at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, Pert, Texas (ACR 435 off Hwy 155), on February 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor John Thomas presiding.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Mt. Vernon UMC Scholarship Fund in care of Jessica Williams at 4650 FM 2267 Palestine, Tx 75803.
Published on February 6, 2018
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