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1 of 7 | Posted by: Pam Pennington Sellers - Selma, NC

“Dear Melodie, Teresa & Family, We were so sorry to hear of your mothers passing, but take comfort in knowing she suffers no more and has joined...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Cathy K. Johnson, - Faison, NC

“It is so very hard to watch someone you love, slowly slip away. Loosing a piece of them day by day. As your mother leaves you to go home, she...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Amy Best

“Teresa and Family So sorry to about your loss. She is know in a better place. May the memories of your mothers love be wtih you and confort you...Read More »
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6 of 7 | Posted by: L.G. Herndon Jr. (BO)` - Lyons, GA

“Melody and Lewis, I am so sorry to hear about LaRoyce's passing. Love you both. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Jennifer Oates-Hunter - Clinton, NC

Mrs. Amanda LaRoyce Best Oates, 77, passed away Tuesday morning, December 4, 2012, at Southwood Nursing Center in Clinton.

Mrs. Oates, widow of Donald Lewis Oates, had been a long time resident of the Suttontown area of Faison N.C. She was a native of Mount Olive, and was the daughter of the late Roscoe A. and Carrie Ola Peele Best. She had been a long time employee of Burlington Industries.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 6, at 7 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive, and will be officiated by the Rev. Richard Cuddington. Visitation will immediately follow the service. Burial will be Friday, December 7, at 11 a.m. at the Farmer Family Cemetery, Mount Olive.

Mrs. Oates is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa O. and Jimmy Burch of Faison, Melodie O. and Donnie Vann of Clinton, and Donna O. and Blake Warren of Newton Grove; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Duck and Charles Macon of Raleigh, and Jeanie and Jimmy Merritt of Mount Olive; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Bobby and Cecile Best of Mount Olive, Ronnie Best of Mount Olive, Merdie Best of Mount Olive (widow of deceased brother, Billy Best), and Joyce Oates of Faison; grandchildren, Jimmy O. Burch, Jared Burch, and Lewis Oates, all of Faison, Amanda Carol Warren of Raleigh, Pamela Lewis of Clinton, William Warren of Smithfield, and Dawn Kennedy of Faison; great-grandchildren, Morgan Lynn Lewis, Paige Martin, and Madison Kennedy; and many nieces and nephews.

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