Opal May Koger Gavin
Funeral Date: 1/16/2014

Obituary:
Opal May Koger Gavin age 100 of Warren, AR died Tuesday, January 14th at the Bradley County Medical Center. She was born September 16th, 1913 in Caddo Mills , TX, Van Sickle Community, a daughter of the late Alfred Koger and Bammie Winters Koger. She was a house wife and homemaker all her life, a member of the Walnut Street Church of Christ and the widow of the late J.C. “Coot” Gavin whom she married January 16, 1940 in Greenville, TX and he died August 8, 1991. Also proceeding her in death were her brothers, Harliss Koger, Loyd Koger and Dennis Koger, sisters, Fay Copeland and Rogean Coleman. She is survived by 3 sisters, Gladys Owens, Greenville, TX; Dorothy Thompson, Mesquite, TX and Joe Ann Tate, Stephenville, TX. And a host of nieces and nephews. A special friend Reba Rice, Warren, AR. Funeral services were 1:30PM Thursday, January 16th at Frazer’s Chapel with Jerry Burley officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery at Rye by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Tony Gavin, George Lacy, Tommy Gavin, James Callaway, Eddie Don Russell and Jimmy Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Watson and Billy Smith.

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Name: Patsy R. Smith
Message: Ms Opal was a great lady who will be missed.

Name: Sherri & Deloris Jones
Message: So sorry to hear about Mrs. Opal Gavin. She was a wonderful lady. Prayers go out for the family.

Name: Donna Taylor
Message: So sorry to hear about Mrs. Opal's death.. She was a wonderful neighbor to all when she and Mr. Coot lived at Rye. Always enjoyed visiting her.. Prayers for the family.

Name: Deanna Calloway-Smith
Message: I am heart broken to hear of the passing of Ms. Opal. She was always one of the sweetest ladies. I remember going to see her and Mr. Coot when I was small, attended church with her and spending time with her. She will be dearly missed.

Name: Patricia Coleman
Message: She was my dear aunt. I have such fond memories of many Thanksgiving holidays at their house, rides on the tractor and seeing cows! Pretty special for a city kid! She, of all the sisters looked most like my Mother, Rogene. We saw her this past July and celebrated in advance her 100th birthday! It was a blessing. We will miss her dearly.

Name: Suzette Russell
Message: Ms. Opal was a true figure of a Godly Woman, by her living a 100 yr's she was great christian example to many generations. Friend indeed w/my MaMaw & PaPaw Lawrence, My Mother, me, my children & grandchildren. She adored all of us bringing the fruit baskets each year, & singing Christmas Carole's. My favorite story, I was short & chunky girl & hard for clothes to fit, my father died one week before school started when I was 9 yr's(1969) old. Ms. Opal cut down some of her dresses & made them to fit me to a tee. She had many talent's excellent seamstress, cook, Bible student, she was always doing something for other's & loved it. No matter: who makes the next coconut pie, it will never taste like her's, even if it they use the exact same recipe(Because her's had a very special ingredient that only could come from her & it was the Love of other's & doing for other's). As a young man Eddy Don eat a many a meal @ Ms. Opal's & Mr. Coot's, as he helped him on the farm & he has said a many a time, now that woman knows how to cook. She Loved Tillie's husband Adam dearly, when he worked @ Crow Burlingame, (while she was still driving) she would go to part store Adam would tell what she needed & he would put it on for her. So Many Very Fond Memories. Eddy Don,Suzette Russell,Brian, Mindy, & Hunter Erwin,Adam,Tillie, & Will Simkins. Sue Woodard

Name: Patsy (Taylor) & Arnis Glover
Message: So sorry for your loss.

Name: Emily Peek Whitney
Message: Mrs. Opal was a great lady. Always enjoyed visiting with her. She will be missed!

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Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: I am so sorry that I am just now reading of the passing of this amazing Christian woman. She was a blessing to know and I am confident she rests in paradise with the Lord.