Sarah Bernice Tidwell Hollis Oakley

by Lynn McMillen
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Sarah Bernice Tidwell Hollis Oakley was born on July 12th, 1922 in Lawrence County, TN. She was the daughter of Gillie and Mary Lou Ella Barnes Tidwell.

She retired from AT&T. She was a member of Coleman Memorial United Methodist Church in Lawrenceburg, TN.

She departed this life on November 8th, 2022 at Maury Regional Medical Center at the age of 100 years, 3 months and 27 days. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill Thompson Oakley, brothers Douglas, Wesley, Jim, Woodrow, Hanson and Raymond Tidwell, sisters Mattie Clifton, Mary Lou Bailey, Annie and Opal McDougall, a son Jimmy Kenneth Hollis, a grandson, Vincent Hollis, and a granddaughter Kimberly Hollis.

She is survived by her sons Bobby Hollis, Tampa, FL, Jerry Hollis (Aileen), Waynesboro, TN, daughter Linda Hollis Davis, Waynesboro, TN, a sister, Velma Bates of Lawrenceburg, TN, grandchildren Scott Davis (Kelli) of Collinwood, TN, Brandon Davis, Florence, AL, Connie Applegate, Taylor, AL, Christopher Hollis, Tampa, FL, Chad Hollis, Culleoka, TN, Kevin Hollis, Knoxville, TN, Dillon Hollis, Jerry Hollis, Jr (Tara), Waynesboro, TN, Mary Hollis Beckham, Waynesboro, TN, Sheila Hollis Holder (Willie), Waynesboro, TN, 17 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, November 10, 2022, at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 10:00 AM Friday, November 11, 2022, with Kevin Marston officiating. Interment will follow at Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbia, TN. The family suggests memorials be made to The Butterfly Foundation, P.O. Box 212, Waynesboro, TN 38485.

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