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Evelyn Artense "Archie" Bame Oates

February 27, 1928 January 7, 2019
Evelyn Artense "Archie" Bame Oates
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GASTONIA — Evelyn Artense “Archie” Bame Oates, 90, was called Home by the Lord on Monday, January 7, 2019. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Archie was born February 27, 1928 in Gaston County to the late William Walter and Virginia Hovis Bame. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Kenneth Pressley Oates; her brothers, Paul, Kenneth and Jim Bame; and sisters, Faye Craven, Joyce Bame, Mattie DeHart and Margaret Hollifield.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed cooking and baking, was an avid reader of devotional and inspirational books, and loved solving crossword puzzles.

Archie was a steadfast and committed member of Crowders Creek ARP Church, where she served all her adult life. She was active in the adult choir, Women of the Church including serving as Ruth Grier Circle and WOC Chairman. She also served in many committees including Bonclarken and Bereavement.

Archie retired from Ticaro Threads Inc. in Gastonia, where she was an award-winning Winder Operator. She also worked with her husband and son in the operation of their family’s dairy farm.

Archie is survived by daughter Karen Oates Elliotte and husband Robert; granddaughter Lauren Elliotte Beech (Danny), daughter Dianne Oates Roof and husband Al; grandson Elijah, and son Richard Kenneth “Rick” Oates and wife Christine; grandchildren Josh, Seth, and Caleb Arrant, Hannah and John Oates; great grandchildren Evelyn, Lois and Margaret Beech; Vivien and Sara Arrant.

The family will receive friends at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 11 at Crowders Creek A.R.P. Church, followed by the funeral service at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Stuart Fowler officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia.

Memorials may be made to Crowders Creek ARP Church, 207 Crowders Creek Church Rd., Gastonia, NC 28052.


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Visitation

Friday

11

Jan

1:30 PM 1/11/2019 1:30:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
Crowders Creek ARP Church

207 Crowders Creek Church Road
Gastonia, NC 28052

Crowders Creek ARP Church
207 Crowders Creek Church Road Gastonia 28052 NC
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

11

Jan

3:00 PM 1/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
Crowders Creek ARP Church

207 Crowders Creek Church Road
Gastonia, NC 28052

Crowders Creek ARP Church
207 Crowders Creek Church Road Gastonia 28052 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Crowders Creek ARP Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

Crowders Creek Road
Gastonia, NC 28052

Crowders Creek Road Gastonia 28052 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Crowders Creek ARP Church

207 Crowders Creek Church Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
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