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Carole S. Oates

January 14, 1945 November 30, 2018
Carole S. Oates
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CHURCHVILLE – Carole (Sinclair) Oates of 266 Taliaferro Dr., died Friday (November 30, 2018). 

Born January 14, 1945 in Morrilton, Ark., Carole was the daughter of the late Erskine Boyce Sinclair and Romaine Agatha (McCown) Sinclair from Pottsville, Ark.  In 1967, Carole graduated from Oklahoma State University and married James C. Oates (also from Pottsville); they recently celebrated their 51st anniversary.  She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.  Carole taught pre-school for a number of years and also enjoyed participating in craft shows with her own floral creations and hand-crafts. 

She was preceded in death by a son, Bryson Sinclair Oates in 1996; and by a sister Barbara Ellen Sinclair Rogers.  Surviving in addition to her husband are a brother, John McCown Sinclair of New York, N.Y.; a niece and nephew, Laura Nuzzaci and Brian Rogers; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 4 in Bear Funeral Home, Churchville. 

A burial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 8 in Pisgah Cemetery, Pottsville, Ark. 

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society,

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7:00 PM 12/4/2018 7:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/4/2018 8:00:00 PM
Bear Funeral Home

14 Green Hill Lane
Churchville, VA 24421

Bear Funeral Home
14 Green Hill Lane Churchville 24421 VA
United States





2:00 PM 12/8/2018 2:00:00 PM
Pottesville Cemetery

1574 Pisgah Rd.
Pottesville, AR 72858

Pottesville Cemetery
1574 Pisgah Rd. Pottesville 72858 AR
United States

Cemetery Details


Pottesville Cemetery Final Resting Place

1574 Pisgah Rd.
Pottesville, AR 72858

1574 Pisgah Rd. Pottesville 72858 AR
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

420 Neff Ave., Suite 210
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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