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2010-05-13 / Obituaries


Oleta Mae Gates, 93, of Thomasville died Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Country Oaks Assisted Living Facility.

Mrs. Gates was born October 5, 1916 in Thomasville. She was a homemaker and cookie maker. She was also a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral home in Thomasville with Rev. Ty Parten and Dr. James Best officiating. Interment was at Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Gates and three grandsons, Jeff, Derek and Rand Meredith.

She is survived by two daughters, Wanda G. Rish and Joy G. Meredith of Thomasville; three granddaughters, Kira Bell of Crestview, Fl., Holly Hutto of Thomasville and Abby Rish of Columbus, Ms.; grandson, Rob Rish of Midland City.

Pallbearers were Steven “Scooter” Williams, Jack Brewer, Terry Morgan, Gary Cockerham, John Collins, Charlie Anderson and Joey Holden.

Honorary pallbearers were the T. E. L./Elect Ladies Sunday School Class at Thomasville Baptist Church.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directed.

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