Services for Owena Oates age 92 of Houston and formerly of Grapeland will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday October 1, 2016, at Evergreen Chapel in Percilla with Rev. Kenny Bush officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Percilla. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.
Ms. Oates died Friday at her residence. She was born October 28, 1923 in Percilla, TX. to Henry “Pink” Oates and Annie Lois Jackson Oates. Ms. Oates was a beautician and worked in Grapeland, Crockett and Houston. She was a Methodist.
Ms. Oates was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Louis Henry Oates, two sisters, Edna Horton, and Ozie Lea Schmid. She is survived by her sister Lavoyce Tinsley of Houston, a sister-in-law Sue Oates of Tyler, nieces, Judy White, Necia Huff, Sonya Letson, Tammy Rebecek and Teresa Schneider, nephews, James Horton, Nickey Oates, and Duane Letson and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.