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Jimmy Opela of Bonham


Jimmy L. “Catfish” Opela, 64, of Bonham, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.

Jimmy Opela

Jimmy Opela

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4 at the Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Henrietta with Mr. Joe Williams officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Henrietta.

Mr. Opela was born Dec. 3, 1950 in Prague, Okla., to Henry and Betty James Opela. He was a large crane operator in the construction business.

Survivors include his daughter, Jeannie Mursch of Omaha, Neb.; one brother, Johnny Opela; and two grandchildren.


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