Thennie Doss

OKOLONA – Thennie Wade Doss, 79, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. She was born Aug. 30, 1934, in the Egypt community to Edgar Gates Sr. and Catherine Cunningham. For 30 years, she lived in Chicago and worked in respiratory therapy.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Red Bud M.B. Church with the Rev. Jermal Boddie officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors are a daughter, Melody Fields of Conway, Ark.; sister, Mary Emma Haynes of Maumelle, Ark.; brother, Tommie Lee “Buddy” Gates of Memphis.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Indiana Gates and Ora Lee Conway, and two brothers, Edgar Gates Jr. and Benny Frank Gates.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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