Grace Martin Haskew
Grace Oates Martin Haskew, 97, a native of Toxey and resident of Grove Hill, died at a local health care facility May 14, 2008. A retired assistant postmaster at the Chance Post Office and former teacher, she was a member of the Grove Hill Baptist Church and the WMU, the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Grove Hill Home Extension Club and an honorary member of the Community Study Club.
Survivors include one daughter, Kylia (James) Haskew Smith of Grove Hill; two brothers, John Oates of Atlanta, Ga. and C.J. Oates of Toxey; a sister, Edith Doggette of Gilbertown; three granddaughters, Lee Ann Ross of Grove Hill, Crystal Gayle Smith and Allison Yvonne Smith, both of Georgiana; one grandson, Cpl. Clarence Matthew Ross who is serving in the USMC of Jacksonville, N.C.; and three greatgrandchildren.
Funeral services were May 18 at the chapel of Lathan Funeral Home in Grove Hill. Interment was in the Kennedy Cemetery in Chance under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill.
Active pallbearers were Dale Harris, Clarence Watters, Mike Dozier, Pratt Patton, Levoyde Bradford, Ray Sheffield, Buster Hough and Bobby Keahey. Honorary pallbearers included the Community Study Club.