2010-05-06 / Obituaries


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

She was born Oct. 5, 1916 in Thomasville. She was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and a cookie maker.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda G. Rish, Joy G. Meredith, both of Thomasville; one grandson, Rob Rish, Midland City; three granddaughters, Kira Bell, Crestview, FL, Holly Hutto, Thomasville, Abby Rish, Columbus, MS.

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

The service was April 27 at 4:30 p.m. at O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville with Rev. Ty Parten and Dr. James Best officiating. Burial was in the Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville.

Active 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 of Thomasville Baptist Church.


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