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Oatis Mikell

Services for Oatis Mikell, of New Orleans, are 2 p.m. Saturday,Oct. 4, at Quin Temple Church of God in Christ in Monticello withburial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 6 p.m. at Williams Mortuary inBrookhaven.

Mr. Mikell, 86, died Sept. 28, 2008, in New Orleans. He was bornin Lawrence County on Feb. 18, 1922, to Dewey Mikell and Eula MageeMikell.

He was retired from the National Building Service MaintananceDivision after 50 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S.Army.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, DorothyCollins; his brothers, Ready Young, James Mikell, Ulless Mikell,Oscar Mikell and Willie Mikell; and a son-in-law, David Harold.

Survivors are his son, Armand Mikell and wife, Althea, ofSummit; his daughters, Margaret Cory and husband, Roy, of Chicago,Margie Jackson and Jane Harold, both of New Orleans, Cynthia Evansand husband, Sam, and Linda Mikell, all of Richmond, Va.; a specialdaughter, Delores Franklin, of New Orleans; a brother, Paul Mikelland wife, Melvin, of Jackson; his sisters, Maggie Stewart, ofJackson, Helen Adams and husband, James, of Flint, Mich., andThelma Sanders and husband, Levell, of Monticello; his 10grandchildren; his 16 great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law,Margaret B. Mikell, of Monticello; and a host of nieces, nephews,other relatives and friends.