2008-05-22 / Obituaries


Grace Oates Martin Haskew, 97, of Grove Hill died May 14, 2008 at a local health care facility.

She was born Dec. 28, 1910. She was a native of Toxey. She was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church. She was an honorary member of the Community Study Club, member of the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, member of the Grove Hill Home Extension Club and a member of the WMU of the Grove Hill Baptist Church. She was a retired assistant postmaster at Chance and a former teacher.

Survivors include one daughter, Kylia (James) Haskew Smith, Grove Hill; two brothers, John Oates, Atlanta, Ga., C.J. Oates, Toxey; one sister, Edith Doggette, Gilbertown; three granddaughters, Lee Ann Ross, Grove Hill, Crystal Gayle Smith, Allison Yvonne Smith, both of Georgiana; one grandson, Cpl. Clarence Matthew Ross, serving in the USMC of Jacksonville, N.C.; three greatgrandchildren.

The service was May 18 at 2 p.m. at Lathan Funeral Home Chapel in Grove Hill. Burial was in the Kennedy Cemetery in Chance.

Active pallbearers were Dale Harris, Clarence Watters, Mike Dozier, Pratt Patton, Levoyde Bradford, Ray Sheffield, Buster Hough and Bobby Keahey.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Community Study Club.

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