Julie Ann Oakes  1945-2023


Julie Ann Oakes, 77, of Hugo, Okla. gained her heavenly home on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023.

Julie was the wife of Paul Oakes, Sr. and is now reunited with her best friend and soulmate of 61 years. She was deeply loved by her children Paul Oakes Jr., Gail Allen, Cindy Merriman and Michael Oakes and greatly blessed with 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. 

Julie was the daughter of the late Charlie Andrew Barber and Ethel Love (Gage Barber). She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Jimmy Dobbs and Charles Barber; and sisters, Betty Dobbs Jones and Louise Barber. She is survived by her beloved sister, Tommie Dobbs Morales of Houston, and brother, Lonnie Barber of Lewisville.

She graciously served 12 years as store manager at Walmart 251 in Mineola and retired in 2012. 

Visitation is Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 from 5-7 p.m. at Miller & Miller Funeral Chapel, Hugo, Okla.

Funeral service is Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Hugo with Bro. Kyle Cummings and Robert Black (Oakes family prayer warrior) officiating. Interment to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hugo.