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Obituary: Viola F. Oakes, Columbus


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Viola F. Oakes, 86, of Columbus died at 11:22 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2013, at Willow Crossing Health and Rehabilitation.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Pastor Larry Fields officiating. Calling will be from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Viola is survived by sons, Morris Oakes of Louisville, Ky., and Ralph Dale Oakes of Indianapolis; two grandchildren; and sisters, Nettie Jessie and Velma Davis, both of Columbus, and Ruby Starr and Mable Cash, both of Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Oakes, and daughter, Jeanetta Oakes.

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