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Nan "Nana" Oakes

January 3, 1923 January 29, 2010
Nan "Nana" Oakes
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Obituary for Nan "Nana" Oakes

Nan Oakes, 87 of Pikeville went home to be with the Lord on Friday January 29, 2010. Nan was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was the last Star Mother in Bledsoe County. Nan was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Oakes; sons, Charles, David, Arnold, and Kenneth Oakes; daughter, Betty Oakes; parents, George and Annie Yearwood; brothers, Richard, Harvey, Mack, Chess, Glenn, and John B. Yearwood; daughters-in-law, Vera and Billie Oakes; sister, Belle Barnes. She is survived and will be sorely missed by her son, Monroe Oakes; daughters, Linda Johnson and Pearline Angel; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. A celebration of her life will be held in the chapel of Pikeville Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday February 2, 2010 with Rev. Doyle Ashburn officiating. Burial will be in Blankenship Cemetery followed by a white dove release. The family will receive friends from 1-8 pm Monday and prior to service on Tuesday. Please share your thoughts online with the family at Pikeville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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