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Lewell Dwayne (Beager) Oakes, 72 Russell Co., KY (1945-2018)

He was a farmer and a member of Parks Ridge Church of God. He was a native of Russell County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of his death. He was a member of a large, respected family, the son of the late Junie & Lorine Crockett Oakes. His wife, Helen Bernice Chumbley Oakes, survives. He leaves 12 direct and six step- living descendants. His final resting place will be in Parks Ridge Cemetery in Russell County.
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Lewell Dwayne "Beager" Oakes, 72, of Russell Springs, died Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington, KY.

Funeral service for Lewell Dwayne "Beager" Oakes will be 1pmCT, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Kelly Burton, Jr., Bro. Daniel Hill, and Bro. Billy Silverman officiating. Visitation will be 2pm-8pmCT Monday, March 12, 2018, and after 8amCT, Tuesday until funeral time at 1pmCT. Interment will be in the Parks Ridge Cemetery.

Lewell Dwayne (Beager) Oakes, 72 Russell Co., KY (1945-2018)

He was born May 26, 1945 in Russell County, KY. He was the son of the late Junie & Lorine Crockett Oakes. He died Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Lexington, Fayette County, KY, at the age of 72 years, nine months, and 12 days.

Lewell was a farmer and a member of Parks Ridge Church of God.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Jo Oakes.

Survivors are:
  • His wife: Helen Bernice Chumbley Oakes, Russell Springs, KY

  • Three children: Lisa (Kelly) Burton Pamela (Curtis) Lewis, Benjamin Oakes, all of Russell Springs, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Ashley (Daniel) Hill, Joshua (Amanda) Burton, Leonard (Ashley) Coppage, and Nicholas (Tabitha) Coppage

  • One step granddaughter: Christina Lewis

  • Five great grandchildren: Cooper Hill, Kinsley Hill, Jaxtyn Burton, Tyson Coppage, and Blayton Coppage

  • Two step great grandchildren: Ethan Coenen, and Charlotte Lewis

  • Three brothers: Marshall Oakes, Russell Springs, KY; Ruel (Margaret) Oakes, Russell Springs, KY; and Dewell (Joyce) Oakes, Columbia, KY

  • Two sisters: Reva Richards and Gila Gaskins, both of Louisville, KY

  • Special dog: Macy
Send condolences to the family of Lewell Dwayne (Beager) Oakes

Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N Main Street, Russell Spring, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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Lewell Dwayne (Beager) Oakes, 72, Russell Co., KY (1945-2018)

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