Funeral service for Arthur Oates, 69, of Syracuse, NY, formerly Opelika, AL, will be at 11:00 a.m. (EST), Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Cusseta Road Church of Christ, 3013 Cusseta Road, Columbus, GA 31903 with interment in Garden Hills Cemetery, Brother Elliot Glasgow will officiate.
Mr. Oates, who passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital in Syracuse, NY, was born October 4, 1950.
Public viewing for Mr. Oates will be Friday, June 26, 2020 form 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm (EST) Brother Oates body will lie in repose two hours prior to the services at the church.
He leaves to cherish his memories: a devoted and loving wife, Vivian Sapp Oates; two adoring daughters, Kimberly (James) Oates Glover and Taquela (Willie) Sapp Thorne; two loyal sons, Rovia (Danielle) Sapp and Donardus Williams; sister, Eddie Lou (Fletcher) Howard; three brothers, Albert Oates, Tommy (Elouise) Oates and David (Rosie Mae) Oates; sister-in-law, Jackie Sapp; three brothers-in-law, A.C. Carr, Tony Sapp and Minister Melvin (Frances) Sapp; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Parham; father-in-law, Willie (Doris) Sapp; twelve grandchildren, Keora and JaKima Glover, DarQuesha, Artivia, Willante' and Tahkayla Thorne, DeKara, Darius, Jakari and Aaliyah Sapp, Jeager Romanik and Tre'shon Davis; one great-grandson, Uriah Canaan Glover; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, his Church of Christ families, Wacoochee Class of 1969, and a vast array of friends.
January 23, 1961 - June 22, 2020 Graveside service for Teletha Dooley, 59, of Opelika, AL, will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Evergreen Cemetery, 1409 Monroe Avenue, Opelika, AL 36801, Reverend Michael Strickland will officiate. Mrs. Dooley, who passed away Monday, June 22, 2020 at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, AL, was born January 23, 1961 in Lee County, Alabama. Public viewing for Mrs. Dooley will be Friday, June 26, 2020 from 2 pm 6 pm. She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, Gilbert Dooley of Opelika, AL; one son, Donrico Ward of Opelika, AL; grandson, Markel Leonard of Vilseck, Germany; a nephew as a son, Gregory (Stacee) Nelms of Auburn, AL; great niece as a daughter, Raven Gibson of Auburn, AL; one brother, Tommy Nelms of Tuskegee, AL; two sisters-in-law, Lucille (Larry) Mennifee of Opelika, AL and Willie Pearl Truitt of Jacksonville, AL; one brother-in-law, Marvin Dooley of Opelika, AL; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Harris Funeral Home is directing. Visit: www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.com to view and sign registry.