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Alfred Oakes

October 28, 1923 January 8, 2008
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Alfred Oakes, age 84, of Belle Valley, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 8, 2008, at Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell, Ohio. He was born October 28, 1923, in Belle Valley, son of the late Albert and Vera Shafer Oakes. He was a World War II United States Army Air Corps veteran, serving as a pilot and a flight trainer in Louisiana and Alabama. He was a professional musician, playing the accordian in Colorado Springs, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, and Miami. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Belle Valley. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Vivian A. Dieffenbaugher Oakes, who died March 2, 2002. Surviving are his children, Wayne A. (Mary Diane) Oakes of Belle Valley and Victoria C. Oakes of the home; two grandchildren, Rob Oakes of Belle Valley and Kim (Chris) Dennis of Cambridge; and 6 great-grandchildren. No visitation will be observed. A veteran's graveside service will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at 11AM at Olive Cemetery, Caldwell, with Pastors Jay Loucks and Darrell Chapman officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 200 Grove Road, Belle Valley, Ohio, 43717.

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