|Birth: ||Feb. 5, 1924|
|Death: ||Feb. 17, 1996|
North Carolina, USA
Mary Louise "Lou" Farris Oates Holcombe, 72, of 114 Beacon St. Swannanoa, passed away Saturday, February 17, 1996 in a Canton health care center.
A native of Knoxville TN, she had lived most of her life in Swannanoa, where she worked and retired from Beacon in 1984 after 40 years of service. She was the daughter of the late Cecil Vernon and Ethel Rogers Weaver and the wife of John S. Oates who passed on October 7, 1976, and Horace P. Holcombe who passed on July 9, 1983.
Surviving are her daughters Mary Lou Ollis of Newland, N.C., Nancy Shetley of Daytona Beach, Fla., Linda Branch and Vickie Greene, both of Swannanoa. She is also survived by three sons. Wayne Oates of Canton, N.C., John Larry Oates of Ft. Worth, TX, and Russell "Cooter" Oates of Swannanoa, and step-son Jackie Holcombe of Swannanoa; 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. James Lamb officiating. She will be laid to rest in Mountain View Memorial Park beside her first husband and father of her children, John S. Oates.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. before the service at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be at the home of Vickie Greene in Swannanoa.
Parents: Theodore Roosevelt Farris & Ethel Rogers Farris Weaver, Stepfather: Cecil Vernon Weaver
She only met her biological father once, when she was 14. He left Mamaw while she was pregnant with my grandmother. Five years later, Mamaw married Papaw Weaver.
Marriage: #1 John S. Oates - July 27, 1944 in Greenville, S.C.
#2 Horace P. Holcombe - Sept. 17,1982 in Swannanoa, N.C.
Children with John S. Oates:
Theron Wayne born May 10, 1945
Mary Lou born November 9, 1947
John Larry born November 30, 1951
Nancy Margaret born November 29, 1953
Linda Kay born October 22, 1956
Russell Malone born Feb. 1, 1958 - Dec. 26, 2009
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Ethel Rogers Weaver (1904 - 1982)
John Stanhope Oates (1917 - 1976)*
Horace Prophet Holcombe (1921 - 1983)*
Russell Malone Oates (1958 - 2009)*
Mary Louise Farris Holcombe (1924 - 1996)
Betty T. Weaver Gurley (1931 - 1984)*
Mountain View Memorial Park
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Vickie Oates Woods
Originally Created by: Kim Halford Justice
Record added: Nov 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43864378