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Opal Baksa

September 4, 1939 — February 4, 2020

Opal Imogene Baksa passed from this life on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tennessee. Opal was born September 4, 1939 in Walling, Tennessee to the late J.D. and Opal Pollard.

She was preceded in death by her parents, J.D. and Opal; Spouse(s), Andy Baksa, and James Jackson; Grandson, Zechriah Behoford Lee King; and Niece, Lori Ann Kibby.

Survivors include her brother, John Dexter Pollard and wife Geraldine of White County, Tennessee; Children, Theresa Danielle Freeman of White County, Tennessee, James Lee Jackson of Rock Island, Tennessee, Delena Ruth Nash and husband James of White County, Tennessee; Step children, Nancy Najmulski of Athens, West Virginia, Tim Baksa of Knoxville, Tennessee; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Opal always had a smile on her face and never met a stranger. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


The family will accept visitors from 4:00PM until 8:00PM on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will begin at 1:00PM Friday, February 7, 2020.
Interment Mount Pisgah Cemetery

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