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Opal Christine Bates

Opal Christine Bates

July 20, 2013

Opal Christine Bates, 86, Phil Campbell, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at her residence.

Funeral services were Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Bethel Church in Bear Creek with Bro. Jerome Sherrill officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Bear Creek.

She is survived by her granddaughter, Kayla Hanback; great-grandchildren, Shelcio Hanback, Bentley Hanback; brother, Johnny Bradley; sister, Francis Huckaba; special niece and caregiver, Libby DeVaney; and a host of other nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Bates; son, Jimmy Hopson; parents, Marion and Myrtle (Clemons) Bradley; sisters, Lucille Nix, and Retha Mae West.