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1 of 12 | Posted by: JUNIOR WADE - CENTRAL CITY, KY

“I was saddened to open my paper this morning and see Mrs. Oates' obituary. I met the Oates family when I was young and our families camped together...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: SueAnn Hurst - Owensboro, KY

“Distant family member, Gilbert Harper's son.Not ever had met but I do try to keep up with what is happening on the McGee and Harper side of the...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Gerald Harper - Warren, MI

“Prayers for the family alot of found memories growing up right behind them she was a great woman may God comfort the family ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Norman House - Central City, KY

“My condolences. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: David Melton

“Rest in peace, Aunt Bobbye. My prayers are with your family. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Patrice Allen Hoffmann - VA

“Jo Ann, may peace be with you and your family at this time and always. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Kelly Brengelman

“What a wonderful lady. I have so many good memories of you and your family! I know Joe was so happy to see you! ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Brenda Hart - Central city, KY

“A very nice lady and the Matriarch of a great family. Heaven definitely gets another angel here. Prayers and sympathy to the immediate and extended...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Hugh Sweatt - Central City, KY

“Oh what Awesome Memories I have of Bobbie that I will and Do CHERISH !!!!! ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Rebecca Hammonds - Greenville, KY

“Heaven gained a beautiful lady. Prayers for the family. Love you Becky. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Scott and Marsha Layton - KY

“A wonderful lady,mother. She will be missed my her family and friends. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Laquita Fulkerson-Arvin - KY

CENTRAL CITY - Bobbye Allen Oates, 88, of Central City, died Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 5:00PM at Hillcrest Signature in Owensboro. Mrs. Oates was born April 25, 1928, in Muhlenberg County. She was a clerk at Sears for 25 years, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Central City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Oates; and brother Paul Glenn Allen.

She is survived by her son, Mike Oates of Central City; daughters Donna (Larry) Erwin of Brandenburg, Jo Ann (Gordon) Peterson of Louisville, Becky (Richard) Smith of Sacramento, Patty Duncan of Madisonville, Elizabeth (Roger) Young of Madisonville, and Anita Blair of Austin, TX; grandchildren Jason Erwin, Scott Erwin, Darrick Erwin, Kylee Erwin, Sam Peterson, Richie Smith, Miles Smith, Heather Duncan, Heath Duncan, Michael Oates, and Joe Oates; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and brother Shirley Allen of Virginia.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 1:00PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Bro. Wendell Wood officiating. Burial in Unity Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday after 11:00AM at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Unity Cemetery Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at