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Vivian Addie Oates

Vivian Addie Oates, age 100, of Hatfield, Arkansas, died Thursday, July 01, 2021, at the Greenhouse Cottages in Mena, Arkansas. She was born on Thursday, October 14, 1920, to William Champion Saxton and Mary Addie Brent Saxton in Tadmor, Texas.

Vivian loved her Savior, the Lord Jesus, with all her heart, and she loved God’s Word. Though she was a humble, gentle woman, Vivian was nonetheless a powerful prayer warrior, and only heaven knows what a wonderful and eternal impact all her many years of faithful praying have had on her family, her friends, and the world at large. She was a member of the Hatfield United Methodist Church where she served many years as a Sunday School teacher. Vivian loved her family dearly. She enjoyed working in her yard and gardening while providing for her family as a homemaker. Vivian was a member of the Lady Lionesses in Hatfield as well as the Eastern Star. Vivian was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, James Alvro Oates; three brothers; four sisters; and one grandson, Jeremy Rounkles.

Vivian is survived by her son, David Oates of Hatfield; two daughters and sons in law, Marian and Bennie Norwood of Hernando, Mississippi, and Ruth and Bob Radcliffe of San Marcos, Texas; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Six Mile Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas, with Rev. Dan Williams officiating. Services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515, or to St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, in memory of Vivian Oates.

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