Opal Novell Bradberry Nichols Bingham


Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Bingham, 82, of Diana, formerly of Kilgore, will be held on Monday, December 11, at 2 p.m. in the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore. Burial will follow in the Danville Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 4-6 p.m. Mrs. Bingham passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 in Longview.

Opal was born on April 10, 1935 in Laird Hill. She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Essie Bradberry. Opal was a member of the Diana Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ. She enjoyed being a lifelong homemaker, she loved to cook and take care of her family. She will be remembered by her family and the ones she knew her for her sweet and kind heart.

Opal is survived by her husband of 23 years, Frank Bingham of Diana; son, Smith Nichols Jr. “Tack” of Kilgore; daughters, Beth Nichols and Jeanie Bea Maples and husband Keith, all of Kilgore; sisters, Carolyn Beebe, Shirley Melton, Peggy Smith, and Dollie Stone; 11  grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Smith Nichols Sr., step-daughter Jonea Womack and granddaughter Brittnie Mychel Bingham.

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