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Inez Crews Oakes / August 07, 2017

Inez Crews Oakes of 1002 James D. Hagood Highway, South Boston, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. She was born April 29, 1926, the daughter of the late James Andrew Crews, Jr. and the late Lou Fannie Jones Crews and was married to the late Albert M. Oakes.

She was born and reared in Nathalie and was a member of Childrey Baptist Church.

Mrs. Oakes is survived by daughters, Betty Teodorovici of Spicewood, Texas and Wanda Lee and husband Richard of South Boston; son, Michael Oakes and wife Lesley of South Boston; six grandchildren, Phillip Webber, Stephen Webber, Jullena Sketo, Lori Cambra Webber, Eric Oakes and Adam Oakes; 14 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and two special ladies, Karen Acree and Lena Wood.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

For memorial contributions, please consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or Sentara Halifax Hospice and Palliative Care, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be made at

The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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