Opal Jean Simmons, age 79, of Harrogate, TN., passed away April 15, 2013. She was born July 26, 1933 to the late William Howard and Burnetta (Good) Jones. She was a member of Harrogate First Baptist Church. She was a graduate of LMU.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Anna Mae Welch and Ruth Dunn and her daughter, Kimberly Simmons.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Clifford (C.J.) Simmons; son, Thomas Simmons; daughter, Beth Richardson; brother, Bill Jones; sisters, Bobbie Comparoni and Martha Mayes; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel in Harrogate with funeral service to follow at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Bill Duncan officiating. Singer will be Denise Chapman. Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the Harrogate Cemetery with honorary pallbearers: Paul Johnson, Andrew Simmons, Daniel and Joshua Richardson, Ronnie Dunn, Gary Willis, Neil Jones and Ray Loop. Coffey Funeral Home in charge. www.coffey-fh.com.