Born 4-19-1914 -- Died 1-19-2004
Myrtle Oakes, 89, of Thayer, Mo., daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret Huett Wicker was born at Sharp County, Ark., April 19, 1914, and died Jan. 19, 2004, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer. She was a member of Thayer Church of Christ. On Oct. 12, 1932, she married Arthur Oakes Sr., and to this union three children were born. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include four sons -- Delbert Oakes of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Melburn Oakes of Thayer, Mo., Arthur Oakes Jr., and his wife, Charlotte, of Thayer, and Jerry Oakes and his wife, Ella, of Thayer; a daughter -- Leta Case and her husband, Harlin, of Hardy; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Jan. 22 at Thayer Church of Christ with Erman Croney officiating. Intement was in Jeff Cemetery in Thayer with arrangements by Carr-Mongomery Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Derek Felton, Harold Todd, Kevin Wicker, Matt Chezen, Harlin Parnell, Norman Cozort. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Oakes and Bob Griffith.