NEW MADRID -- Obie Christine Gates, 84, died Oct. 28, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid.
Born Aug. 9, 1923, in WInston County, Ala., daughter of the late Homer and Emmaline Giles Tyra, she was a homemaker and member of the Kewanee Methodist Church.
In 1945, in DeSoto County, Miss., she married Casey Gates, who preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 2007.
Three sons, one daughter, three brothers and one sister also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: four sons, Bill Gates of Double Springs, Ala., Eugene Gates of Matthews, and Mike Gates and Donald Gates of Charlotte, N.C.; four daughters, Maryann Linn, Sue Chavez, Rose Marie Rhodes and Ruth Ann Davenport of Charlotte; and 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon until time of services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. The Rev. Rocky Houston, pastor of the Kewanee Methodist Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in the Matthews Cemetery.