Alice Pauline Oates, 100, of Winchester, VA, passed away peacefully on Friday April 7, 2017 at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, NC. Ms. Oates was born on October 22, 1916 in Winchester, VA to the late George and Anna Belle Lake McFarland.
She was the first employee hired at Doubleday in Berryville, VA. where she retired after 25 yrs in 1979. She enjoyed LIFE to the fullest which included spending time with her family and friends. She loved music, dancing, playing cards, and watching game shows. When ask how she lived to be 100 she’d say it was her Dr…..Dr Pepper.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Hetzel E. Oates,Sr.; two brothers, four sisters, and one granddaughter.
She is survived by her sister Delores Clark- McAllen,TX; daughters Patricia Wooley- Harlingen, TX., Jackie Gochenour and Bob- Statesville NC; sons; Hetzel E. Oates Jr. and Peggy- Winchester VA, Larry Oates and Diann- Jasper, IN., Ricky Oates- Woodbridge, VA.; ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews all of whom she loved very much. She also had two special girls she thought of as granddaughters, Trinity and Izzy.
Prior to her move to NC she attended Winchester Church Of God where her Celebration Of Life will be held Sunday October 8, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury and Charlotte is serving the Oates family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.